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Stiliger
sp. #5
 
Stiliger sp. #5
Maximum size:  5 mm (Gosliner, et. al., 2008).

Identification:  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 notum.

Natural history:  This is a rare species known from only four animals found at exposed rocky sites at depths of about 3 m (10 ft).

Distribution:  Maui and Midway: also recorded from southern Japan.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF in 1993.

Photo:  CP: 2.8 mm: Black Rock, Maui; Sept. 25, 1998.

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