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Tenellia
sp. #28
 
Tenellia sp. #28
Maximum size:  15-20 mm.

Identification:  The body of this aeolid is translucent-violet. The rhinophores have orange tips and the cephalic tentacles have a medial purple band. The cerata have brown cores, subapical orange bands and supramedial purple bands. The notum is covered with diffuse white pigment.

Natural history:  Tenellia sp. #28 is known from a single animal found crawling, by day, on a vertical rock wall at about 9 m (30 ft). The site was shaded and moderately exposed to exposed.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Pupukea, Oahu by Damaris Torres-Pulliza and Roney Rodrigues on July 17, 2022.

Photo:  Damaris Torres-Pulliza: 15-20 mm; Pupukea, Oahu; July 17, 2022.

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