OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Glaucid sp. 3 (18mm)
Photo by Atsushi Ono

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

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


Species Account:

        As of the current date I've not personally seen specimens of the above unknown Glaucid sp. 3 here in the waters of Okinawa's main island. Atsushi Ono kindly furnished the image and data for the featured animal and he considers the species to be rare in waters of the Keramas* and reports (pers. comm.) seeing several individuals but collecting only a single specimen. Atsushi goes on to say that the above animal was found on a shallow reef.

        Glaucid sp. 3 is one of several undescribed glaucids known from Okinawan waters; previously I've featured on these pages the following undescribed glaucids:


        * Keramas = the Kerama Islands Group, located 30 ~ 40 kilometers west of the Okinawa capitol, Naha.


Page Date: 03 Mar '08
Page Modification Date: 04 Aug '08
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