OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Aplysiopis sp. 1 (10mm)
Photo by Atsushi Ono

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Aplysiopis sp. 1 was photographed by Atsushi Ono during May of 2005 in the waters off Zamami Island, one of a series of islands in the Kerama Islands Group, which are located 30 ~ 40 kilometers west of the Okinawa capitol, Naha. Atsushi discovered the animal amid brown algae on the reef. The above image is used with Atsushi's kind permission and he reports (pers. comm.) seeing only the above single individual, and of course considers the species to be very rare in the Keramas.


Page Date: 06 Mar '06
Page Modification Date: 06 Mar '06
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