Goniobranchus alius (Rudman, 1987)

This species is uncommon in the Marshall Islands, known from 8 to 10 specimens from Enewtak and Kwajalein Atolls. It is very similar to Goniobranchus albopustulosa and G. rufomaculata and we suspect all three of these are variations of a single species. Like the other two, it typically lives under rocks on lagoon reefs and pinnacles at depths of 5 to 10m.

The specimen below was found on a Kwajalein Atoll lagoon pinnacle under a rock in about 8m of water on 30 August 2009.

Created 2 January 2009
Updated 1 July 2012

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