Tenellia sp. #6
|Maximum size: 3.5 mm.
The body of this species is translucent-orange with a dusting of opaque
blue-white flecks concentrated along the midline and extending onto the
the bases of the cerata. The remainder of each ceras is yellow with a
blue medial band and a dusting of lighter blue at its tip. The
rhinophores are white with deep-red bases.
Tenellia sp. #6 is
a rare species that has been found in exposed rocky locations at 12 m
Maui and Midway: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It was first recorded in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on June 24, 1992 and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.
Photo: PF: 3
mm: off Makena, Maui; June 24, 1992.
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