Coryphella pellucida

(Alder & Hancock, 1843)

The slender, translucent white body may reach 40 mm in length, with cerata clustered in oblique rows of up to seven cerata per row. Up to six rows are included in the first cluster, but the more posterior groupings include only one or two rows. These cerata exhibit crimson hepatic ducts and an apical crown of opaque epidermal pigment. The rhinophores and the oral tentacles have opaque white tips and often have irregular streaks of white pigment running down towards their bases.

The preferred diet is Tubularia indivisa, although Eudendrium will be taken in laboratory vessels.

The known range is from Norway and the Faeroes to the Gulf of Maine, Massachusetts and Cape Cod (Distr. Co. pellucida).