Tenellia sp. e329

So far this unidentified eolid is known in the Marshalls from the two specimens figured below. The upper photo shows a single 12mm specimen found at a depth of 10 meters at night in a small cave on Kwajalein Atoll's leeward seaward reef. It is possible that it is a color variant of eolid sp. e171 elsewhere on this site. It is certainly the same as that figured as Cuthona sp. 17 in Gosliner et al (2008).

The two photos below show a specimen shaken from a mass of hydroids and Halimeda algae growing under a floating dock at Kwajalein Harbor on 27 September 2009. It appears to be somewhat damaged.

Created 8 January 2007
Updated 17 March 2017

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