Although widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific and apparently common in some areas, we have found only two specimens of this species in the Marshalls.Both were in lagoon Halimeda patches at a depth of 8m. The first was found on 6 August 2011 and measured only 18mm.
The second specimen was observed on 15 April 2013.
A brown copepod crawls on the side of the Bursatella below.
Another specimen, found in a Halimeda algae patch by Stan Jazwinski and photographed by Jay Lord.
Created 9 August 2011
Updated 21 August 2016
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