Kalinga ornata Alder & Hancock, 1864
|Maximum size: 100 mm (Kay
& Schoenberg-Dole, 1991).
a large, flattened species with a tuberculate notum. The larger
lateral tubercles are red, flecked with white and there are elongate
tubercles at the front of the head that are used as feelers.
Kalinga ornata is
a sand dweller that has
been photographed from HURL submersibles to
depths of 182 m (597 ft). Occasionally, it may be found by divers in as
little as 34 m (110 ft). It can inflate its body and drift with
the current. (Sea
Forum) Also, Mike Miller's Slug Site mentions
that Rie Nakano and her collaborators have recorded it feeding on
brittle stars in Tokyo Bay.
Big Island, Oahu and Molokai: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
Taxonomic notes: It may have been first reported from Hawaii in Kay and Schoenberg-Dole, 1991.
Milisen: front view; Haleiwa, Oahu; June 28, 2010.
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