Sagaminopteron psychedelicum Carlson
& Hoff, 1974
|Maximum size: 8 mm.
parapodia of this species are sky blue decorated with golden brown
and black ocelli and margined in pale pink. The siphon is tipped in red
and the gills flecked with brown and cream.
psychedelicum is a moderately rare diurnal species. All but one
of the animals we've seen on Maui were found on a moderately exposed accretion
platform at depths of 1-4 m (3-13 ft). The one exception was from a
exposed boulder habitat at a similar depth. The one Big Island animal was found at about 11-14 m (35-45 ft).
Big Island and Maui: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Maalaea Bay, Maui by PF and CP on May 3,
found by PF & CP; Maalaea Bay, Maui; Oct. 21, 2002.
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