Corolla spectabilis Dall, 1871
|Maximum size: 60-70 mm.
is a relatively large, transparent species with a broad swimming
plate reticulated with bands of muscle fibers. It possesses a
gelatinous, internal pseudoconch instead of an external calcareous
shell. Mucous glands can be seen along the lateral edges of the plate.
The surface of the body is covered with irregular, transparent tubercles that are often inconspicuous.
Corolla spectabilis is a pelagic species that is rarely seen
at night in off-shore waters. It's probably eaten by the gymnosome, Cliopsis krohni. (Wrobel & Mills, 1998)
Big Island: circumtropical.
Perrine: 60-70 mm: found by Jeff Molder; off the Kona Coast, Big
Island; 15 m (49 ft); at night; Feb. 28, 2020.
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