OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Dendronotus sp. 1 (size unrecorded)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        This small attractive bornellid is considered to be very rare in Okinawan waters as I've collected only the single above depicted individual, SCUBA-collected from relatively deep water. I've included an additional page with two additional images of the animal. The featured animal was found crawling on amid coral rubble in an area of mixed sand and coral rubble during conditions of relatively strong bottom currents and reduced visibility, probably caused by a high spring tide experienced during the dive. The collection area is one which is near the edge of a rapid drop-off into deep water (100m plus).

        As of the current date (early November, 2012) I've featured three Dendronotus species on these pages:


Page Date: 22 Oct '12
Page Modification Date: 05 Nov '12
Digitally manipulated photo
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