OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum Carlson & Hoff, 1974 (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:

        Sagaminopteron psychedelicum should be considered uncommon on Okinawa. I have collected approximately 14 individuals and have seen perhaps that many more. All specimens which I have either seen or collected were found at the same site (Horseshoe Cliffs), in the same habitat (mixed live/dead stony coral reef near the reef edge). Due to its small size, most local divers probably never get a chance to see this beautifully pigmented and well-named little cephalaspidean.


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