Haminoea cymbalum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)

Haminoea cymbalum is found in the Marshalls on shallow lagoon reefs and in tide pools. We have seen specimens at Enewetak and Kwajalein Atolls, as well as in Hawaii and Fiji. The first two shots were taken at Enewetak.

The next three show some of the several specimens found in a Kwajalein intertidal reef tide pool at night on 25 June 2009.

In the Spring of 2013, large numbers of these were discovered moving about in small pools on the intertidal seaward reef flat at Kwajalein. At least by May, many of these were putting down egg masses. Photos to come.

The photos below show a relatively large specimen from one of the Kwajalein reef quarries.

Created 27 January 2007
Updated 23 March 2017

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