OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Chromodoris albopunctata (Garrett, 1879) 22mm

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Chromodoris albopunctata 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 illustrated animal was found crawling amid a mixed silty-sand/oyster shell rubble beneath the pier at Tengan. The other two individuals were collected at Horseshoe Cliffs from mixed sand/coral rubble.


Copyright © 1999 Robert F. Bolland
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