OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Glossodoris cruentus Rudman, 1986 (38mm)

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 cruentus is considered to be uncommon on Okinawa. Although I have collected 10 specimens since collecting the first on 24 April, 1984, quite a few others have been photographed and, or, seen over this period of time. This attractively colored Glossodoris is quite distinctive with its red-spotted white marginal band; there are no Okinawan opisthobranchs that can be confused with this distinctive chromodorid.


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