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Unidentified Tritoniid #2

 
Unidentified Tritoniid #2
Maximum size:  21 mm.

Identification:  This is a translucent-cream animal densely spotted with violet-brown. There are scattered white spots on the notum and the cerata are frosted with white. It differs from the similar appearing Marionia hawaiiensis in having longer cerata, less ruffled rhinophore sheaths and short processes on its oral veil.

Natural history:  Unidentified tritoniid #2 is a rare species known from a single animal found at a moderately exposed rocky site.

Distribution:  Maui.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Maliko Bay, Maui by PF on June 7, 1991.

Photo:  PF: 21 mm: Maliko Bay, Maui; June 7, 1991.

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