Tenellia sp. #16
|Maximum size: 10 mm.
This is a translucent-gray aeolid flecked with white. The rhinophores
and cephalic tentacles are frosted with white. The ceratal core is
mottled orange-brown and the tips of the cerata are translucent-violet with narrow, subapical
sp. #16 has been recorded from
test panels set in Pearl Harbor, Oahu and from a frayed buoy line at a
depth of about 6 m (20 ft) on the Big Island. It may lay a
crescent-shaped, white egg mass (based on photos from
Big Island and Oahu: also recorded from Guam.
was first recorded in Hawaii from Pearl Harbor, Oahu by Clay Carlson(?) and was formerly placed in the genus Cuthona. (Note 1)
Photo: Kate Butler: 5-10 mm: Kawaihae, Big Island, July 9, 2022.
Observations and comments:
1: It may be an introduction from Guam via ships coming to Hawaii for dry dock.