OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Aegires villosus Farran, 1905 (3mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Aegires villosus is considered to be very rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected a total of only two individuals. The above featured animal was found later at home crawling in a plastic collecting bag consisting of octocorals collected from 220 feet during a SCUBA excursion.

        The following Aegires species are known from the waters of waters of Okinawa:


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