UNKNOWN OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH

Dendrodoris sp. 1 (11mm)

Unknown Okinawan Opisthobranch Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Dendrodoris sp. 1 is considered to be very rare on Okinawa; the illustrated specimen is the only individual seen and collected. The solitary animal was collected from a live stony coral reef, from a coral-shaded nook amid spur and groove formations at the reef edge. This is perhaps a juvenile of D. tuberculosa (?). I've also added a second page with three additional images of the featured animal. An earlier featured animal on these pages was an additional unknown Dendrodoris sp., Dendrodoris sp. 2.


Page Date: 03 Dec '12
Page Modification Date: 03 Dec '12
Digitally manipulated photo
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