Phyllodesmium poindimiei (Risbec, 1928)

The shape and basic coloration of this specimen are closest to Phyllodesmium poindimiei, although ours seems more heavily spotted with white than specimens we have seen in Indonesia and the Philippines. In the Marshalls, it is known from a single 18mm long specimen from Enewetak Atoll and one more from Kwajalein.

The Kwajalein specimen below was about 10mm in length and found and photographed by Christina Sylvester at a depth of about 1m in one of the Kwajalein reef quarries.

Created 8 January 2007
Updated 12 December 2015

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