OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Glossodoris averni Rudman, 1985 (64mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Glossodoris averni is considered to be uncommon on Okinawa as I have seen and collected a total of eight individuals, although I have seen quite a few that were not collected. It's been my experience to note that these strikingly attractive chromodorids are more frequently seen at Tengan Pier than at any other site on Okinawa. They are found crawling upon the heavily encrusted pier pilings, as well as at the base of the pilings where there are high amounts of strewn oyster shell rubble and silty sand.


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