OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Aglaja orientalis Baba, 1949 (26mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Aglaja orientalis is considered to be very rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected a total of only three individuals over a period of a good many years of diving here. The featured animal was found while snorkeling during a low spring tide excursion and was found crawling on the surface of mixed silty-sand and coral rubble. All three of the collected specimens came from six feet or less of water.


Copyright © 1999 Robert F. Bolland
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