OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Glossodoris cincta Bergh, 1889 (notum 44mm)

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 cincta is considered to be uncommon on Okinawa; I've collected a total of six individuals over a period of many years here, but I've seen and photographed quite a few others. This attractive chromodorid is immediately recognizable by its undulating mantle edge and turquoise marginal band.

        The featured animal was found crawling in the open on mixed silty-sand and coral rubble at 10:00am, during moderate low tide conditions while on SCUBA.


Page Date: 23 Feb '98
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