OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Glossodoris pallida (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828) size unknown

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 pallida is considered to be uncommon on Okinawa at most dive sites. The Tengan Pier site is the exception; at least one animal per dive is encountered here. The obvious large central opaque markings, yellow emarginated notum, and translucent white body distinguish this attractive dorid from other Okinawan Glossodoris species.


Page Date: 10 Feb '97
Page Modification Date: 16 Feb '04
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