Madrella sp. #1
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a large species with numerous slender cerata that can be coiled
over the notum or "flared" when disturbed. Cerata extend in front of the head.
Madrella sp #1 has
been photographed from HURL submersibles at a depth of 450 m (1476 ft). The long frontal cerata may serve as feelers.
was first recorded in Hawaii by the Undersea Research Laboratory
during Pisces submersible dive # P4-85, principal investigator John
Wiltshire, Sept 25, 2003. There's some uncertainty in placing it in this genus and family.
HURL-NOAA archives, John Wiltshire (PI): 450 m (1476 ft); Oahu; Sept.
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