Pruvotfolia rhodopos (Yonow, 2000)

Originally described as a species of Facelina, some consider this a species of Pruvotfolia. However, the species author has stated that it does not have reproductive system characteristic of Pruvotfolia and should be retained in Facelina while Gosliner et al (2008) disagree. Perhaps they are looking at different species. We saw only one specimen at Anilao. In the Marshall Islands, this species eats the fire coral Millepora. 20mm.

Created 14 June 2015

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