OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Chromodoris coi (Risbec, 1956) 27mm

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Although only five specimens of Chromodoris coi have been collected, these attractive chromodoridid are considered to be uncommon, instead of rare on Okinawa, as I have seen and photographed a good many more than have been collected.

        The featured animal was found crawling amid mixed strewn coral rubble and silty-sand, beneath the Tengan Pier.


Copyright © 1999 Robert F. Bolland
Digitally manipulated photo