FEATURED OKINAWAN MARINE INVERTEBRATE

Cycloclypeus carpenteri Brady, 1881 (77mm @ widest pt.)

Featured Invertebrate Data

Taxonomy:

Frequency on Okinawa: Collection Data:
[brackets indicate range for all Okinawa-collected specimens of the species]


Species Account:

        Cycloclypeus carpenteri is considered to be uncommon but is however normally found in relatively deep water (primarily deeper than 150ft). I've seen several dozen specimens and collected a dozen or so during many years of Okinawa diving. I've also added a second page with a series of additional images of the species. There is in addition, an image of one of Brady's original drawings of C. carpenteri which was taken from 1116m off Fiji during the HSM Challenger Survey.

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See the "URL LIST" Page for listing of taxonomic groups:


Page Date: 15 Mar '17
Page Modification Date: 15 Mar '17
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