Janolus mirabilis Baba & Abe, 1970

This small Janolus has rarely been found on the Kwajalein Atoll seaward reef. The first few photos below show a specimen at a depth of about 16m on the wall of a small cave at night on 12 November 2016.

The first specimen was found at Kwajalein Atoll under a rock on a Kwajalein Atoll seaward reef at a depth of 6m on 22 February 2010. It measured just 6mm. The photos below were taken with a low depth-of-field digital microscope and are not sharp, but they show the overall structure of the animal, with its characteristic mid-body stretch bare of processes.

Created 28 February 2010
Updated 24 March 2016

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