Stiliger sp. #5
|Maximum size: 5 mm (Gosliner,
et. al., 2008).
This species is nearly transparent with extensive greenish-brown
branches of the digestive gland. The cerata are bottle-shaped with
yellowish-brown spots on their surfaces and cream patches on their
dorsal faces near the tips. The branches of the digestive gland in the
cerata have well separated "star-like" clusters of side branches.
The pericardium is white and there may be some brown pigment on the
This is a rare
species known from only four animals found at exposed rocky sites at
depths of about 3 m (10 ft).
Maui and Midway: also recorded from southern Japan.
First recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF in
2.8 mm: Black Rock, Maui; Sept. 25, 1998.
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