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Scyllae
cf. fulva
Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
 
Scyllae cf. fulva
Maximum size:  12.5 mm.

Identification:  This species is olive green with a few brown highlights and fine, linear striations that are not iridescent. It's rhinophore sheaths are broad and flattened. The posterior mid-dorsal crest is short and high with abrupt ends. There are no blue and gold ocelli.

Natural history:  Scyllae cf. fulva is known from one animal found crawling on sand-covered dead coral with scattered patches of Halimeda at a depth of about 3 m (10 ft).  It moved very slowly and didn't react to prodding. (Kyle Pias, pers. com.)

Distribution:  Kauai: perhaps, widespread in the Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Mahaulepu, Kauai by Kyle Pias on May 5, 2019. It appears close to some photos labeled Scyllae fulva on-line but, due to the high variation in such photos, we've decided to "cf." pending further work.

Photo:  Kyle Pias: 12.5 mm: Mahaulepu, Kauai; May 5, 2019.

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