OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Haminoea margaritoides (Kuroda & Habe, 1971) 6mm (shell length)
Photo by Atsushi Ono

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Atsushi Ono considers Haminoea margaritoides to be uncommon in the waters of the Keramas*. Atsushi reports (pers. comm.) seeing numerous individual animals and has collected three specimens, one of which is the above featured animal. The animal was photographed and collected from a muddy bottom environment of intertidal waters in Agonoura bay off of Zamami Island. The image of the above animal is used here with Atsushi's kind permission. I've added a second page illustrating several shells of H. margaritoides, also kindly furnished by Atsushi.

        In addition to the above featured Haminoea margaritoides I've previously presented on these pages the following members of the genus from Okinawan waters:


        * Keramas = the Kerama Islands Group, located 30 ~ 40 kilometers west of the Okinawa capitol, Naha.


Page Date: 06 Nov '06
Page Modification Date: 06 Nov '06
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