Opisthobranch of the Week Data
As of the current date, early March, Chromodoris sp. 4 has not been reported from the waters of Okinawa's main island although Atsushi Ono reports this species to be relatively common in the Keramas. * He reports (pers. comm.) that he's seen in excess of thirty individuals but has collected only the above depicted animal. He also reports the animals are found on Darwinella spp. sponges. The above image of Chromodoris sp. 4 is used with Atsushi's kind permission. Gosliner, et al, 2008, have a photograph of a very similar appearing animal (Chromodoris sp. 27, p. 230). I've added a second page with several additional images of different individuals also photographed by Atsushi.
I've previously featured three currently undescribed (unknown by myself) Chromodoris species. These three are:
* Keramas = the Kerama Islands Group, located 30 ~ 40 kilometers west of the Okinawa capitol, Naha.