Piseinotecus sp. e332

This eolid is known from six specimens found at Kwajalein Atoll. The first wwo were found together on 4 June 1983 and the larger of the two was 7mm in length. They were found on the seaward reef slope under dead coral at a depth of 15 meters.

The specimen immediately below was found on a Kwajalein Atoll lagoon pinnacle under a rock at a depth of about 8m on 8 December 2008. This specimen was with a small white egg mass when first seen.

Two specimens were found in 2010, one 6 September and the other on 21 November. Both were under rocks on lagoon pinnacles at depths of 6 and 9m. The two photos below show the 6 Sept specimen.

Below is a still captured from video of the 21 November 2010 specimen where it was observed on the undersurface of a dead coral rock. The chaotic growth of sponges, colonial tunicates, worms, and hydroids makes for a colorful and complicated photo.

Created 8 January 2007
Updated 18 January 2011

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