Tergiposacca longicerata Cella, Carmona, Ekimova, Chichvarkhin, Schepetov, & Gosliner, 2016

Several specimens of this newly described species have been found at Kwajalein. The first were found by Jay Lord with egg masses on a Halimeda plant at a depth of about 30m on the Kwajalein Atoll lagoon slope.

One more was found by Christina Sylvester on the lagoon side of Kwajalein Island under a rock at a depth of about 1m on 1 June 2016.

A small and nearly transparent one, also buried in egg masses, was on a southern lagoon pinnacle at a depth of about 8m on 16 August 2016. When disturbed, it temporarily moved away from the eggs, allowing a less confusing shot of the animal.

Several more were found and photographed by Christina Sylvester on the lagoon side of Kwajalein Island. The largest measured about 12mm.

Created 15 August 2015
Updated 19 March 2017

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