These are not common but seen with some regularity at Kwajalein and Enewetak Atolls. They range from 14 to about 32mm in length and tend to live under rocks or in Halimeda algae on shallow lagoon or seaward reefs. Occasionally it is found in masses of hair-like Lyngbya where it is probably feeding on small anemones. We have also seen it in Hawaii. The first two below are a pair of animals found in a lagoon Halimeda patch on 5 July 2011.
The next three shots show specimens from Enewetak Atoll.
The three photos below show the 32mm specimen found on 1 March 2008 in a Kwajalein lagoon Halimeda patch.
The small 11mm specimen below was found on 23 February 2009 under a rock on a shallow Kwajalein Atoll lagoon reef at a depth of 5m.
The specimen below was found on 25 May 2009 in a Kwajalein Atoll lagoon Halimeda patch at a depth of about 8m.
The relatively small specimen below was found on 30 August 2009 crawling on a sea cucumber (Thelenota ananas, not figured) in a Halimeda patch at a depth of about 20m on a Kwajalein Atoll lagoon reef.
The two below were found together in a Kwajalein lagoon algae patch on 24 April 2011.
This specimen was on a shallow lagoon reef on 10 September 2012.
This one was on a lagoon pinnacle at night.
Created 8 January 2007
Updated 20 August 2016
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