Rhodope sp. #1
|Maximum size: 1.5 mm.
This is a tiny, worm-like animal with a medial orange band and spicules embedded in its skin. (Note 1)
Natural history: Rhodope sp. #1 is a rarely seen species that lives insterstitially in sand.
Taxonomic notes: It was first
in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by the meiofauna team during MarineGeo in May, 2017.
Katharina Jörger: 1.5 mm: 2017 MarineGeo; found by meiofauna team; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; May, 2017.
Note 1: Katharina Jörger sent the following information: "with bright, transverse orange band. monaxone spicules."