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Stiliger
sp. #6
 
Stiliger sp. #6
Maximum size:  8 mm (Gosliner, et. al., 2008)

Identification:  This is a slender species with long, spindle-shaped cerata and very long rhinophores. The cerata have a few white flecks on their tips while the center of the notum and the rhinophore tips are frosted with violet-gray. (Note 1)

Natural history:  Stiliger sp. #6 is known from a single animal found at a highly protected site.

Distribution:  Oahu: also known from Okinawa.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by Terry Gosliner.

Photo:  Terry Gosliner: Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.

Observations and comments:

Note 1:  There's some chance that the unusual color shown in the "faded" image may be due to fading of  the slide or other photographic artifact rather than to changes in the animal.
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