Tenellia sp. #2
|Maximum size: 6 mm.
of this species appear to have been painted on with a
tiny brush. The head and "neck" are light blue with a yellow "v" that
meets behind the rhinophores. The cerata are mostly white with a dot of
bright red and a smudge of yellow on their anterior faces. They are
tipped with blue. The rhinophores are white with a bright red medial
Tenellia sp. #2 is
a rare species that has been found in exposed rocky locations at
depths of 3-12
m (10-40 ft). It appears to be diurnally active.
Maui: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It was first
in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on Oct. 1,
1990 and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.
Photo: PF: 6
mm: off Makena, Maui; April 3, 2010.
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