OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Phestilla minor Rudman, 1981 (10mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Phestilla minor is considered to be very rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected only a single individual over a period of more than twenty years of diving here. The featured individual was collected beneath a slab of coral rubble amid mixed silty-sand and coral rubble. The animal was found upon approximately ten small rod-shaped ova.


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