Siphopteron flavum (Tokioka & Baba,
|Maximum size: 5 mm.
is a bright yellow species that lacks an elongate flagellum. The
siphon is black and there is an irregular red-brown to black patch on the dorsum.
is a moderately common diurnal species found in rocky
habitats at depths of 1-10 m (3-33 ft). It occurs at
exposed to highly exposed sites. A 5 mm animal laid a flattened
shaped" egg mass that was 2 mm in greatest diameter. It was pale yellow
in color and hatched in about eight days in the laboratory.
Big Island, Maui, Kahoolawe, Oahu, Kauai, French Frigate Shoals, Midway and
known from Guam & Japan.
species is listed as Gastropteron
flavum in Bertsch and Johnson, 1981. It was first recorded in
Hawaii from Pupukea, Oahu by Judith Bertsch and Larry Targett on June
CP: 5 mm: Ke'e Beach, Kauai; May 8, 2014.
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