Verconia sp. #5
|Maximum size: about 10 mm.
a distinctive species with a translucent-pink body. The notum
has alternating violet-blue
and white scallops plus a central white band. There are brick red
patches on the front and on the posterior tip of the mantle. The
rhinophores and gills are lined with orange and the rhinophores may have white tips in some animals.
Natural history: Verconia sp. #5
is known from only three animals. Two were found under rocks at a depth of 3-7 m
(10-23 ft) at a moderately protected site. The third was found in the open at a moderately exposed site at about 9 m (30 ft).
Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It was first
in Hawaii from Kapalua Bay, Maui by CP on March 14, 2008 and is listed in many sources as a Noumea sp.
Photo: CP: 7
mm: Kapalua Bay, Maui; March 14, 2008.
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