OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Chromodoris vibrata (Pease, 1860) 24mm

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 vibrata is considered to be very rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected only a solitary individual. The lone animal was found crawling amid mixed stony corals near the reef edge, approximately 30 meters from shore.


Copyright © 1999 Robert F. Bolland
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