OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877 (40mm)

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 annae is considered to be very rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected only three individuals over many years of diving here. The featured animal was one of two individuals collected at the same time on a red encrusting bryozoan colony at approximately 09:40am in an area of mixed sand and coral rubble. The individual collected on 9 March, 1992, was found on a vertical rock wall at the reef edge which was covered with miscellaneous cnidarians, poriferans, bryozoans, and etc.


Page Date: 03 Nov '97
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