OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Platydoris cruenta (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) 72mm

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        Platydoris cruenta is considered to be uncommon on Okinawa, although I've only collected 3 specimens, I've seen but neither photographed nor collected perhaps an additional half dozen others. The featured animal was found beneath a slab of coral rubble overlying a large patch of silty-sand.

Etymology:


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