OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Asteronotus cespitosus (Hasselt, 1824) 98mm

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Asteronotus cespitosus is considered to be very rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected only a solitary individual. The animal was collected between 02:00 & 03:00am during a negative spring tide(-27cm) "reef walk." It was found exposed to the air near a small pool lined with mixed sand/coral rubble.


Page Date: 08 Sep '97
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