Coriocella nigra Blainville, 1824

Coriocella nigra is common in the Marshalls on lagoon pinnacles and the seaward reef. Large adults are usually exposed on the reef, while juveniles tend to hide under rocks. They lay their wispy black egg masses on or around an exposed jet black sponge that may also be a food source. Large specimens are almost blue-black.

Juveniles are often lighter in color.

We assume this is a small juvenile of Coriocella nigra, but it has not been confirmed.

Created 1 October 2009
Updated 22 May 2012