OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Chromodoris lineolata (Hasselt, 1824) 35mm

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 lineolata is considered to be rare here. I've collected 6 individuals and seen perhaps 3-4 others. Although this less than brightly colored Chromodoris is not as brightly appointed as many others in this large family, nonetheless it's still a highly attractive animal. The broad notum with numerous fine lines immediately isolates it from any other dorid found to date on Okinawa.


Copyright © 1999 Robert F. Bolland
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