OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Discodoris boholensis Bergh, 1877 (28mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Discodoris boholensis is considered to be very rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected a total of only two individuals over a period of many years of diving Okinawan waters. The literature suggests that this is a relatively shallow water animal, although the only two specimens I've collected from Okinawa were found at 100ft and 160ft. Both individuals were collected during a morning dive; the 28mm individual was found crawling on top of coral rubble, while the 55mm animal was found crawling on the surface of open sand.


Page Date: 22 Dec '97
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