Navanax sp. #1
|Maximum size: 30 mm.
species is superficially similar to Chelidonura fulvipunctata.
its white patches are more diffuse, it lacks any sign of longitudinal
lines and it lacks a central orange spot on the front of its head. It
also reaches a larger size and has a more elongate internal shell with
a larger protoconch and no brown tint at the apex.
Navanax sp. #1 is
a rare species found in moderately exposed rocky habitats. It is known
from tide pools and subtidally to 15 m (50 ft). It shows a nocturnal
pattern when held in a dish and, unlike C. fulvipunctata, produces
extensive defensive mucus when handled.
Maui and Lanai.
recorded in Hawaii from Maliko Bay, Maui by PF on May 23, 1992.
Photo: PF: 30
mm: Maliko Bay, Maui; May 23, 1992.
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