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Tenellia
sp. #16
 
Tenellia sp. #16
(Photo not from Hawaii)
Maximum size:  ( )

Identification:  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 red-brown bands.

Natural history:  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.

Distribution:  Oahu: also recorded from Guam.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Pearl Harbor, Oahu by Clay Carlson(?) and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.

Photo:  Clay Carlson: Guam.

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