OKINAWAN OPISTHOBRANCH-LIKE
ANIMAL OF THE WEEK

Lamellaria sp. 1 (23mm)


Lamellaria sp. 1 (foot view of the above 23mm individual)

Opisthobranch-like Animal of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

Frequency on Okinawa: Collection Data:
[data for the twelve collected Lamellaria specimens in brackets above; some are perhaps the same species]


        Once again, as with several earlier presentations, I've decided to depart from the usual opisthobranch presentation with the above featured animal. Although it superficially resembles an opisthobranch, it in fact is classified into an entirely different group of molluscs, the Prosobranchia. The conventional schema of mollusc classification is to divide the Class Gastropoda into the following three Subclasses: