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Tenellia
sp. #13
 
Tenellia sp. #13
Maximum size:  6 mm.

Identification:  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:  All of the five known Tenellia sp. #13 were found in Halimeda kanaolana beds at depths of 6-11 m (20-36 ft). It lays a white egg mass.

Distribution:  Maui: also known from Indonesia.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Black Rock, Maui by CP on Oct. 17, 1995 and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.

Photo:  CP: about 5 mm: Maalaea Bay, Maui; May 5, 2008.

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