Cratena? sp. e653

This would appear to be a species of Cratena or Facelina. It bears some resemblance to and could be a form of Cratena? sp. e640 or Facelina bourailli, althouth unlike those species it has smooth tall rhinophores. Internal anatomy would have to be checked to better place it. The specimen immediately below was under a rock in about 15m on the seaward side of Gehh Island, Kwajalein Atoll, on 17 October 2016.

The first one of these found was a single 5mm long individual under a rock on a Kwajalein midlagoon pinnacle on 24 September 2012. We were not able to get high resolution photos of this animal.

Created 6 October 2014
Updated 19 March 2017

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