Bornella hermanni Angas, 1864

This species is similar in external appearance to the other Marshall Islands Bornella, but differs in details of coloration and anatomy. The external color consists of a red network and white spots over the translucent skin while Bornella johnsonorum is light orange with aggregations of white specks. Bornella hermanni at Kwajalein seems to live almost exclusively on the leeward seaward reef, where it inhabits ledges and small caves and is active at night.

The closeup below shows the posterior papilla on the rhinophore sheath, which is only about as tall or a bit smaller than the rhinphore itself.

Created 28 May 2007
Updated 15 January 2009

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