Reticulidia fungia Brunckhorst & Gosliner in Brunckhorst, 1993

Reticulidia fungia is rare in the Marshalls, known from about seven specimens from Kwajalein Atoll. Five of them were observed exposed on the deeper seaward reef as deep as 60m. One was on a lagoon interisland reef and the last found at night in a small cave on a Kwajalein lagoon pinnacle. We have also seen specimens of R. fungia in Pohnpei and the Solomons.

The one in the photo below was under dead coral on a shallow lagoon reef.

One more was found on the steep seaward slope at Kwajalein Atoll on 24 December 2012.

The one below was found at night in a small cave on a Kwajalein lagoon pinnacle. Interesting that both of the shallower water lagoon specimens were marked with black submarginal spots.

Created 25 December 2006
Updated 19 March 2017

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