Chelidonura alisonae Gosliner, 2011

Chelidonura alisonae is known from the Marshalls from at least two specimens found and photographed exposed during the day in a shallow reef quarry off Kwajalein Atoll's Roi-Namur Island by Sandra Garrison and Gene Littlefield. According to Gosliner (2011), the original description and previous records of this species include specimens from the Hawaiian Islands, Johnston Island, Easter Island, Phoenix Island, Moorea and the northern Marianas, so the Roi-Namur record constitutes a range extension into the Marshalls.

Our thanks to Sandra and Gene for the record and use of the photos.

The species is relatively common in Hawaii.

Created 9 April 2012
Updated 4 March 2015

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