OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Ardeadoris egretta Rudman, 1984 (76mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Ardeadoris egretta is considered to be uncommon on Okinawa; although I have collected only three individuals and photographed one other, I've seen perhaps another dozen or so, but they were neither collected nor photographed. The only other Ardeadoris species found here is A. scottjohnsoni, however, the white body, gills and rhinophores as well as the orange emarginated mantle of A. egretta easily separate the two animals.


Copyright © 1999 Robert F. Bolland
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