young, 6.5 mm
Caloria sp. #1
|Maximum size: 13 mm.
This species has a salmon-colored body with opaque white patches on the
midline of the notum. The cerata are frosted in white and there are
dusky steel-blue subapical patches on their anterior faces. The
rhinophores have several irregular ridges and are flecked with white.
The cephalic tentacles have apical and medial white bands.
Caloria sp. #1 is
a moderately rare aeolid found in moderately exposed to exposed rocky
habitats and in Halimeda kanaloana
beds at depths of 5-8 m (16-26 ft).
Maui: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
First recorded in Hawaii by PF.
Photo: PF: 11
mm: off Makena, Maui; Sept. 3, 2007.
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