Pectenodoris aurora Johnson & Gosliner, 1998 (7mm / from 55m)

Pectenodoris aurora A lateral view of the above animal
Taxonomy: Collection Data:
[brackets indicate range for all Okinawa-collected specimens of the species]

Species Account:

        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.

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NOTE: This page in re presentation with Opisthobranch of the Week, Pectenodoris aurora.

Page Date: 19 Feb '01
Page Modification Date: 19 Feb '01
Digitally manipulated photo
Copyright © 2001 Robert F. Bolland