Glossodoris cincta (Bergh, 1888)

Glossodoris cincta is uncommon in the Marshalls, but we have found specimens at Kwajalein, Enewetak, and Rongelap Atolls. Usually they are under dead coral rocks on lagoon pinnacles at depths of 10 to 15 meters, but occasionally can be seen on lagoon interisland reefs or on the upper flat portion of the atoll's seaward slope. Specimens we've seen measure up to about 40mm in length.

The small specimen in the two photos below was found under a rock on the Kwajalein Atoll seaward reef on 16 May 2010. When found it appeared to be feeding on the yellow sponge in the second photo.

The individual below was found on a lagoon pinnacle just outside Kwajalein harbor on 20 September 2015.

When found the one below appeared to be feeding on the sponge ar left. The nudibranch had begun to crawl by the time this photo was taken.

Created 3 January 2006
Updated 1 March 2016

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