Volvatella angeliniana Ichikawa, 1993

Volvatella angeliniana is known in the Marshalls from few specimens. The first two figured below were found on an intertidal reef under a rock at Enewetak Atoll. When disturbed one of them released a white milky substance, probably a defensive secretion of some kind.

One more (below) crawled out of an algae sample collected on a lagoon reef for an aquarium.

Created 2 February 2007
Updated 18 October 2015

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