Opisthobranch of the Week Data
Atsushi Ono considers Haminoea margaritoides to be uncommon in the waters of the Keramas*. Atsushi reports (pers. comm.) seeing numerous individual animals and has collected three specimens, one of which is the above featured animal. The animal was photographed and collected from a muddy bottom environment of intertidal waters in Agonoura bay off of Zamami Island. The image of the above animal is used here with Atsushi's kind permission. I've added a second page illustrating several shells of H. margaritoides, also kindly furnished by Atsushi.
In addition to the above featured Haminoea margaritoides I've previously presented on these pages the following members of the genus from Okinawan waters:
* Keramas = the Kerama Islands Group, located 30 ~ 40 kilometers west of the Okinawa capitol, Naha.