Tenellia sp. #9
|Maximum size: 5 mm.
The body of this aeolid is translucent bluish-white with patches and
of yellow-orange on the notum. The lower half of each ceras is blood
red and the upper half has a slightly inflated opaque bluish-white
band, a thin
irregular subapical red ring, and a tip that shades from yellow to
cephalic tentacles are pale yellow.
The single known Tenellia sp. #9 was found in a
moderately exposed location under rubble at 12 m (40
Maui: also known from Lord Howe Island and Papua New Guinea.
It was first recorded in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on Mar. 27, 1994 and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona.
Photo: PF: 5
mm: off Makena, Maui; Mar. 27, 1994.
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