Tenellia sp. #16
(Photo not from Hawaii)
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This is a translucent-cream aeolid flecked with white. The rhinophores
and cephalic tentacles are frosted with white. The ceratal core is
mottled red-brown and the cerata have white tips with narrow subapical
In Hawaii, Tenellia sp. #16 is known only from
test panels set in Pearl Harbor. It is
thought that they were introduced by ships traveling from Guam to Oahu
for dry dock. The white egg mass shown in the photo may be from this species.
Oahu: also recorded from Guam.
It was first recorded in Hawaii from Pearl Harbor, Oahu by Clay Carlson(?) and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.
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