Dermatobranchus sp. 2 (31mm)

Unknown Okinawan Opisthobranch Data


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

Species Account:

        Dermatobranchus sp. 2 is considered to be very rare on Okinawa as I have collected a total of only two individuals; both specimens were found at Horseshoe Cliffs at the deep fore reef slope amid mixed sand and strewn coral rubble. The 31mm individual was found crawling upon hydroid-covered coral rubble; the 23mm specimen was found on a colony of Halameda algae.

        Dermatobranchus sp. 2 is similar to D. semistriatus and may well be the same species.

Page Date: 28 Apr '97
Page Modification Date: 18 Feb '13
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