Tenellia sp. #5
|Maximum size: 5 mm.
have a translucent white to violet-white body and cerata that gradually
become opaque-white distally. There is a variably
band just below the small, white tip. The
rhinophores and cephalic tentacles are white with basal orange bands that vary in width.
#5 is a rare
species found in moderately exposed to highly exposed rocky locations
at about 6-14 m (20-45 ft). It is sexually mature at 4 mm and
white egg mass of 1-2 whorls.
Maui, Oahu and Kauai.
Taxonomic notes: It was first
in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on Nov. 2, 1991 and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.
Photo: PF: 5
mm: off Makena, Maui; Nov. 2, 1991.
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