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Okenia
sp. #3

 
Okenia sp. #3
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Identification:  This is a brown animal with white reticulation. There are long slender processes on the notum and the rhinophores have many cup-shaped lamellae on their posterior faces. The brown background is lighter on the central notum.

Natural history:  Okenia sp. #3 is known from a single animal found on sand at 17 m (55 ft).

Distribution:  Big Island: may also be known from the Marquesas.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first found in Hawaii at Garden Eel Cove, Big Island by Allison Gordon on Feb. 24, 2022. It's similar to "Okenia sp. 5" in Gosliner, et. al. (2018).

Photo:  Bruce Malasky: found by Allison Gordon: Garden Eel Cove; Big Island; Feb. 24, 2022.

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