OKINAWAN OPISTHOBRANCH-LIKE
ANIMAL OF THE WEEK

Coriocella sp. 2 (73mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Coriocella sp. 2 is considered to be uncommon in the waters of Okinawa's main island. A total of seven individuals have been collected here as of late November, 2002. In addition to the above featured animal, I've added a second page with two additional specimens collected from 170ft and 20ft.

        On the Sea Slug Forum Bill Rudman (1998) features a relatively large series of miscellaneous lamellariids including a similar animal to that of the above Coriocella sp. 2; this similar appearing animal is an image of a juvenile from Lifou [north east of New Caledonia] and was posted by Bill Rudman (2001). In this same posting on the "Forum", Bill mentions the animal is perhaps Coriocella nigra (Blainville, 1824).

        I've recorded two separate species of Coriocella here on Okinawa's main island:

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Page Date: 25 Nov '02
Page Modification Date: 25 Aug '03
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