Thuridilla cf. vatae (Risbec. 1928)
|Maximum size: about 25 mm.
a cloudy-blue body decorated with diffuse black and cream patches (the latter, faint). The
rhinophores are bluish-cream with brick-red tips and the parapodia have orange
Thuridilla cf. vatae is known from a single animal found at a depth of 2-3 m (3-10 ft) in a mixed habitat.
Maui: Thuridilla vatae is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
species may be T. vatae. However, the bluer background and
marginal lines on the parapodia suggest some degree of genetic isolation
from populations found elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific. It was first
found in Hawaii outside the Ko'ie'ie Fishpond, North Kihei, Maui by Tara
Nov. 23, 2018.
Photo: Karolle Wall: about 25 mm: found by Tara Branham; outside the Ko'ie'ie Fishpond, North Kihei, Maui; Nov. 23, 2018.
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