Tergipes sp. 2 (5mm)

Opisthobranch of the Week Data


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

Species Account:

        Tergipes sp. 2 is considered to be very rare in the waters of Okinawa's main island as I have seen and collected only the above single animal. The specimen was found during a mid-day SCUBA excursion under high spring tide conditions; it was discovered on a mass of white tubular ova on the undersurface of a slab of coral rubble as it was overturned in an area of mixed silty-sand and strewn coral rubble. Tergipes sp. 2 is the second unknown member of the genus which I've found here, the first animal was previously featured as an unknown (undescribed?) species of Tergipes on these pages.

Page Date: 10 Nov '03
Page Modification Date: 14 Mar '05
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