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Family Valenciniidae

HAWAII

Baseodiscus hemprichii

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

 

STRIPED RIBBON WORM

Found on shallow reefs and in tidepools at night.  Easily identified by the lateral reddish-brown stripe.  Retreats quickly when disturbed.  Attains length of 1 meter but diameter of just 5mm.  Endemic to Hawaii.