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Family Convolutidae


Convoluta sp.

all photos: Kewalo Marine Lab, Oahu


clone separating from tail

with predator Chelidonura alisonae


Occurs on algae in shallow water.  Animal lacks a gut cavity, contains symbiotic algae, and reproduces asexually with two clones separating from its hind portion.  Preyed upon by Chelidonura alisonae.  Attains 7 mm.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.