Liloa sp. e513

The first two specimens were found at night on 17 February 2008 in a Kwajalein lagoon Halimeda patch at a depth of about 8 meters. The animals were able to swim for short distances by flapping the flaps covering the sides of the shell. Both specimens measured about 27mm in length. Our specimens seem fairly close to those figured in Gosliner et al 2015 as Liloa sp. 2.

With the animal retracted, the striations on the shell are more visible.

This one with a somewhat lighter colored animals was in a lagoon algae patch on 6 February 2012.

Another from the lagoon sand spits.

Created 3 September 2008
Updated 23 March 2017

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