Stiliger sp. #6
|Maximum size: 8 mm (Gosliner, et. al., 2008)
is a slender species with long, spindle-shaped cerata and very
long rhinophores. The body, cerata, rhinophores and cephalic tentacles
are variously decorated with white flecks. The tips of the cerata and
rhinophores are frosted with gray and there is an interrupted, dark line
running down the center of the notum. Branches of the digestive gland
run throughout the body, down the centers of the cerata and along the
ventral margins of the rhinophores. Fine, irregular lateral branches of
the digestive gland are present in the cerata. (Note 1)
Stiliger sp. #6 is
known from two animals found at highly protected sites. The 2nd was found at about 3 m (10 ft).
Oahu and the Big Island: also known from Okinawa.
It was first recorded in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by Terry Gosliner.
Gosliner: Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.
Observations and comments:
1: There's some chance that the unusual color shown in the "faded" image may be due to fading of the slide or other photographic artifact rather than to changes in the animal.