Godiva sp. e032

This species is known in the Marshalls from four specimens found on the intertidal reef at Enewetak Atoll several found on a shallow subtidal reef at Kwajalein. The largest so far measured about 12mm in length; 8 to 10mm is more typical. Gosliner et al (2008) figure it as Godiva sp. 3. The first two photos show a specimen found on a Kwajalein lagoon reef under a rock at a depth of about 6m on 4 July 2009.

On the 20th and 21st of September 2009, eight more specimens were observed on a shallow subtidal interisland reef at Kwajalein, under rocks at depths of 2 to 3m at low tide. So far we are not sure if this is just a small population bloom or if we are just working the reef a bit shallower than we normally do. The next two shots show one of these specimens.

The next photos shows a specimen from the Enewetak Atoll intertidal reef on 3 July 1981.

The specimen below was one of three observed on a shallow Kwajalein Atoll lagoon reef on 29 October 2011.

Created 8 January 2007
Updated 10 November 2011

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