Tenellia sp. #10
|Maximum size: 5 mm.
body of this aeolid is light blue with a pale yellow medial band on the
head and notum. The cerata have light blue bases, a subapical band of
pale yellow and translucent tips. The rhinophores are pale
yellow with translucent bases and blood red tips. The cephalic
tentacles are translucent-red and there is a bright violet patch on the
side of the head.
The two known
animals were found in moderately protected to moderately exposed rocky
locations at about 12 m (40 ft).
Maui: also known from French Polynesia.
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Napili Bay, Maui by Terry Gosliner in
1994 and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.
2.8 mm: found by Sharon McGauley; off Makena, Maui; March 9, 2006.
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