OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Ceratophyllidia sp. 1 (32mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

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Species Account:

        Ceratophyllidia sp. 1 is considered to be rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected only a single individual during many years of diving here. The animal carries a strong resemblance to C. africana (see Gosliner, 1987, p. 91) and was found crawling on open sand near a mixed sand/coral rubble interface. The specimen was noted to autotomize several of the stalked, globular dorsal papillae during photographic manipulations.

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Page Date: 25 Nov '96
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