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Sakuraeolis
sp. #1
 
Sakuraeolis sp. #1
Maximum size:  7 mm

Identification:  This species has a translucent-gray to brown body slightly frosted with white. The rhinophores are translucent-mahogany with white flecks on their tips. There is a line of white spots on the upper face of each cephalic tentacle. The cerata have small white subapical rings and there is opaque white on the notum near the tip of the foot.

Natural history:  Sakuraeolis sp. #1 is a rare species found in moderately exposed to exposed rocky habitats at depths of 2-6 m (6-20 ft). It holds its cerata coiled over the notum and "flares" them when disturbed.

Distribution:  Maui: also known from the Philippines.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from off Makena, Maui by PF on July 31, 1989.

Photo:  PF: 7 mm: off Makena, Maui; Aug. 23, 1993.

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