OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Phyllodesmium magnum Rudman, 1991 (50mm)

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 magnum is considered to be rare on Okinawa as I have collected a total of seven individuals. Two of the individuals were collected together at Horseshoe Cliffs on 14 June 1990 and on 6 May 1991, three additional specimens were simultaneously collected. In all cases, these animals were found on the underside of coral rubble in five feet of water.


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