Kwajalein Dartfish (Microdesmidae)

All three known species of the dartfish genus Nemateleotris are found at Kwajalein. All three are plankton eaters who hover a short distance off the bottom, darting into a safe hole at the approach of potential danger.


Nemateleotris decora


Nemateleotris helfrichi

Nemateleotris magnifica

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