OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Favorinus japonicus Baba, 1949 (15mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Favorinus japonicus is considered to be rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected a total of 5 individuals since the first one was collected on 9 June, 1989. The featured animal was found on the underlying surface of a slab of coral rubble amid fine silty-sand and coral rubble.

        The three distinctive rhinophoral swellings along with the nodular cerata characterize this very attractive aeolid.


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