Phanerophthalmus sp. e860

This appears to be a species of Phanerophthalmus. It could be a color variant of one of the others, but it seems different enough to keep it separate. It was found by Christina Sylvester in one of the Kwajalein reef quarries.

This greener one below is one of three found at night on the top of the Y-buoy lagoon pinnacle at Kwajalein. They were exposed on hard bottom with thin algae cover at a depth of about 7m. Although green, they resemble the brown ones above. It is unclear if they are really the same species, or even if they differ significantly from the common Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus.

Created 20 March 2017
Updated 24 March 2017

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