two red spots
|Maximum size: 5 mm.
is a bright yellow species that lacks the white margins on the
parapodia found in Siphopteron
quadrispinosum. Although it may have a small amount of red
pigment on the siphon and/or flagellum, it's confined to their tips.
The flagellum is also consistently shorter than in S. quadrispinosum.
Siphopteron sp. #1
is a moderately common diurnal species found in moderately exposed to
highly exposed rocky habitats at depths of 1-4.5 m (3-15 ft). It swims
disturbed and lays a flattened, pale yellow egg mass that hatches
in about four days in the laboratory.
Maui, Oahu and Kauai.
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Three Tables, Pupukea, Oahu by Scott
Johnson on June 10, 1978.
4.5 mm: Black Rock, Maui; April 29, 2006.
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