Placida sp. #2
|Maximum size: 4 mm.
species is distinctive in having large, flattened, "blade like"
rhinophores. The body is translucent with green branches of the
digestive gland and a dark green patch in front of the pericardium. The
slender cerata contain branches of the digestive gland with short side
The one known
animal was found at between 3 and 14 m (10 and 46 ft)
moderately exposed rocky habitat. It showed a diurnal activity pattern
Maui: may also have been recorded from southern Japan.
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Ulua Beach, Maui by CP on July 6, 2005.
Photo: CP: 4
mm: Ulua Beach, Maui; July 6, 2005.
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