Chromodoris roboi Gosliner & Behrens, 1998 (17mm). RFB# 2668-B, collected on 31 August, 1991 from Horseshoe Cliffs, Okinawa, from 42.7m. Deposited at California Academy of Sciences (CASIZ 079346). The photo is one taken of the holotype.
Chromodoris roboi (17mm)
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Welcome to the OKINAWA SLUG SITE!

        This is a home page dedicated to the study of the Opisthobranch Molluscs of Okinawa´s subtropical Western Pacific waters. Hopefully the site will be one which will facilitate the study and understanding of this diverse group of molluscs.

        I've placed access to Okinawan images and island information, as well as a series of links to various opisthobranch resources by way of the Jump Buttons located on each page; should you have trouble with the buttons, please use the non-jump link at the bottom of this page which will duplicate the URLs found on the jump page.

        There are currently several first rate web sites which are providing opisthobranch researchers with a wealth of utility and information. Notable of these are Steve Long's Opisthobranch Site, Gary McDonald's Bibliographia Nudibranchia, and Serge Gofas & Jacques Le Renard´s Check List of European Marine Mollusca, Nudi Pixel a site founded by Erwin Kodiat, Yuji Law and Hengky Dotulong; all of these feature a searchable database. An on-line opisthobranch newsletter is available from Steve Long, Erwin Koehler´s Opisthobranchs of the World has an alphabetical listing of links to opisthobranch photographs found on the entire web. An excellent presentation and dialogue site which was initiated by Bill Rudman with the establishment of the Sea Slug Forum is now unfortunately inoperable. Hopefully this terrific site will once again become available in the not too distant future.

        There are numerous opisthobranch home pages appearing on the Internet on a fairly regular basis and some of these are indicated on the jump page or with the non-jump link listed below.

        If you're interested, I've included a taxonomic list of the Okinawan Opisthobranch Molluscs collected by myself, as well as several others, over a good many years. Many of the identifications are tentative in nature, awaiting close examination of the specimens; the majority of these identifications have been made by Terry Gosliner of the California Academy of Sciences. I'm indebted to Terry for his invaluable assistance, without which this list could not have been completed.

        If you're not acquainted with Okinawa, I've included a short physical and climatic description of Okinawa and its parental island group, the Ryukyus Archipelago. I've also included a Google Interactive Satellite Map for all of Japan, including Okinawa in Southern Japan, as well as an interactive storm map viewer showing storms anywhere in the world. There is also a section dealing with some environmental problems associated with the local marine environment in this part of the Western Pacific.

        In the past I've added an opisthobranch image on a weekly basis, I'll now probably add a new image on an irregular basis, perhaps every two weeks; all opisthobranchs will of course be from Okinawan waters and have collecting and other pertinent data included.

Opisthobranch of the Week (10 September 2018)

    I've now retired from the University of Maryland, Asian Division, and as of 1 July 2013, I've moved to my new home in Ogden Utah, which is north of Salt Lake City

I've also included a section on "Previous Opisthobranchs of the Week"

I've added a link to The Okinawa Rebreather Site

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Most recent revision: 10 Sep 2018
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