Samla sp. # 1
|Maximum size: 18 mm.
body of this aeolid is translucent white covered with minute,
opaque-white flecks. The cerata are flecked with white and there is a
thin, orange to yellow subapical band. The rhinophores are perfoliate.
Samla sp. #1
is a rare aeolid known from only a few records. Midway animals were
found under rubble at depths of 27-30 m (90-100 ft) in an area exposed
to strong currents. Maui animals were found in Halimeda kanaloana beds at depths
of 9-15 m (29-49 ft).
Maui and Midway.
Taxonomic notes: It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF in
1993. It was previously placed in the genus Flabellina.
PF: 16 mm: Makena, Maui; May 8, 1995.
Observations and comments:
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