OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Phyllodesmium crypticum Rudman, 1981 (35mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Phyllodesmium crypticum 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-five years of diving here. This attractive aeolid was found crawling on the surface of silty-sand, surrounded by strewn coral rubble, during the late morning just prior to making a SCUBA exit.


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