Tenellia poritophages (Rudman, 1979)
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This is a small, cream animal frosted with brown on its notum. Its
cerata have brown cores and faint white rings.
We haven't seen Tenellia poritophages on Maui but
Larry Harris has recorded it from the Big Island. It's a nocturnal Tenellia that feeds on corals of the
genus Porites rather than
Big Island: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It was first recorded in Hawaii from the Kona Coast of the Big Island by Larry
Harris and is listed as Cuthona poritophages in many sources.
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