Nakamigawaia spiralis Kuroda & Habe, 1961

The identification of this specimen comes from Gosliner et al (2015). It also looks like a species of Melanochlamys. At times they are commonly found crawling on sand in or near Halimeda patches on a sandy lagoon slope at depths of 8 to 10m. We can, however, go for long periods without seeing any. The first one we found, figured below, was on 11 February 2008. The shot of the tiny animal was taken with a digital microscope with limited depth of field.

Created 27 June 2008
Updated 13 December 2015

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