Chelidonura sp. e528

This Chelidonura sp. e528 was found on 15 June 2008 on in an eastern lagoon Halimeda patch. The anterior end of the body is bordered with a white "M" shape, similar to that of Chelidonura fulvipunctata, but the rest of the animal's color is quite different. However, C. fulvipunctata is quite variable and it seems most likely that these belong with them. The first few photos show a specimen that appears to match Chelidonura sp. 2 in Gosliner et al (2015).

The one in the two photos below were in a Kwajalein lagoon Halimeda patch on 12 September 2011.

It comes in a darker form as well; the first two below were found in mid August 2011 in Kwajalein lagoon Halimeda patches.

This one was found in a similar area on 3 September 2011. Several others were also seen during this period; the species has been unusually common during the late summer of 2011.

The one below was seen on 28 December 2008.

The 10mm specimen below was found on a Kwajalein lagoon reef on 22 July 2012.

This one was found on 26 August 2012.

Created 2 July 2008
Updated 13 December 2015

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