Noumeaella rehderi Marcus, 1965

This species is known in the Marshalls from several specimens from Kwajalein Atoll. One was found on Halimeda algae on a lagoon sandspit at a depth of about 8m on 7 July 2008 and the other crawling on algae growing on the side of a rock at a depth of 6m on 9 February 2009. The small animals measured 10mm in length. The Hawaiian variety of this species can be seen on the Sea Slugs of Hawaii site.

Here is the 9 February 2009 specimen.

Thisone was found in a Kwajalein lagoon algae patch at a depth of about 8m on 8 August 2011.

Jeremy Owens and Jay Lord have been finding this species crawling on buoy lines (below) that mark lagoon bottom shipwrecks. The lines are often encrusted with algae, sponges, tunicates, hydroids and even hard corals, making them suitable for colonization by some nudibranchs.

Created 12 July 2008
Updated 15 August 2014

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