Home
Acknowledgments
Conventions
Glossary
Maps
References
Links
Articles
Thumbnails
Species list
Family
Next species
_______________
 
Additional Photos


 



 
Tergipes
(?) sp. #1
 
Tergipes(?) sp. #1
Maximum size:  4 mm.

Identification:  The body of this species is translucent with a few opaque white spots on the head and rhinophores. The cerata, which are slightly angular at the tip, are translucent and the orange-brown digestive gland can be seen within them.

Natural history:  A number of Tergipes(?) sp. #1 were found on a floating cargo rope suggesting that they are a part of the planktonic community.

Distribution:  Maui: also known from southern Japan and Australia.

Taxonomic notes:  These animals may well be juveniles of the species reported from Japan by Shouichi Kato on the Sea Slug Forum. Terry Gosliner concurs that they are not Fiona pinnata. (pers. com.) They were first recorded in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on May 26, 1992. There's some question about their placement in Tergipes.

Photo:  PF: on floating cargo rope; off Makena, Maui; May 26, 1992.

Observations and comments:

Note 1:  ( )
Thumbnails
Species list
Family Next species Top