OKINAWA SLUG SITE
Pectenodoris aurora Johnson & Gosliner, 1998 (7mm / from 55m)
Pectenodoris aurora A lateral view of the above animal
- Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
- Suborder: Doridina
- Family: Chromodorididae
[brackets indicate range for all Okinawa-collected specimens of the species]
- Individual Collection No: RFB #2264-D [only a single specimen collected]
- Location: Seragaki, Okinawa (26o 30.4'N, 127o 52.6'E)
- Date: 1 September, 1989 [only a single specimen collected]
- Depth: 180ft (55m) [only a single specimen collected]
- Water temperature at collection depth: 76.6oF (24.8oC)
- Size: TL 7mm [only a single specimen collected]
- Specimen deposited: California Academy of Sciences
The above two (very poor) images of Pectenodoris aurora, both of the same specimen, are of the designated holotype* specimen (CASIZ** 074702). Johnson & Gosliner, 1998.
*Holotype: See "Type" Dictionary for explanation.
**CASIZ: California Academy of Sciences, Invertebrate Zoology.
The above collected animal was found in an area of mixed sand and coral rubble near the edge of a vertical rock wall.
NOTE: This page in re presentation with Opisthobranch of the Week,
- Johnson & Gosliner. 1998 The genus Pectenodoris (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) from the Indo-Pacific, with the description of a new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 295-306, 7 figs. 1998
Page Date: 19 Feb '01
Page Modification Date: 19 Feb '01
Digitally manipulated photo
Copyright © 2001 Robert F. Bolland