Pedum spondyloideum (Gmelin, 1791)

Pedum spondyloideum is abundant on lagoon, pinnacle and seaward reefs throughout the atoll. This unusual pecten lives in crevices of a number of different kinds of living corals, showing just their iridescent blue color and red eyes.

Sometimes multiple individuals can be seen in the folds of growing corals.

The irregular shells are visible in the next two photos.

Created 9 January 2018

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