Tenellia melanobrachia Bergh, 1874

We found three specimens of Tenellia melanobrachia, all on Tubastraea coral. The first was on a night dive at Savo on 20 August 1987, and the other two were at night underneath the Honiara cargo pier on 7 April 1994. The latter two are pictured below. There would likely have been more there, but we rather quickly were chased out of the water by the pier's night watchmen. We also have this species from Hawaii, but have not yet seen it in the Marshalls.

Created 3 January 2008
Updated 27 March 2017

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