Tenellia sp. #13
|Maximum size: 6 mm.
This Tenellia has a
translucent body densely streaked with opaque white lines. The cerata
are slender with opaque white lines shading to a translucent tip. The
rhinophores have white tips and an orange subapical band. There is a
pink patch behind the rhinophores and an orange line on the front of
the head that extends onto the bases of the cephalic tentacles.
Natural history: Five of the seven known Tenellia
sp. #13 were found in Halimeda
kanaolana beds at depths
of 6-11 m (20-36 ft). The exceptions was found in a moderately exposed
rocky habitat at about 3-4 m (10-12 ft). It lays a white egg mass.
Maui: also known from Indonesia.
It was first recorded in Hawaii from Black Rock, Maui by CP on Oct. 17, 1995 and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.
mm: Maalaea Bay, Maui; May 5, 2008.
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