Tokioka & Baba , 1964
UPPER: Ose-zaki, Izu peninsula, Japan, 5 June 2001, Depth: 26m, Length: approx 8mm. Photo: Haruo Kinoshita.
LOWER: Painting of holotype by Mr S. Kato. Tokioka & Baba, 1964 (Pl.10, fig. 8).
Described from a single preserved animal collected in Sagami Bay in 1956. [3.5mm long preserved]. The colour description was based on the colour painting copied alongside. The present photo differs only in the intensity of the green colour on the parapodia. In the photo of the living animal it seems that there is a well developed siphonal crest which is more typical of the genus Siphopteron than Gastropteron. Also the reduced number of outer radular teeth, as described by Tokioka & Baba, also indicate that this species may in fact belong in the genus Siphopteron.
• Gosliner, T.M. (1989) Revision of the Gastropteridae (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea) with descriptions of a new genus and six new species. The Veliger, 32(4): 333-381.
• Tokioka, T. & Baba, K (1964) Four new species and a new genus of the family Gastropteridae from Japan (Gastropoda : Opisthobranchia). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 12(3): 201-229, Text-figs 1-15, Pls 10-13.
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (January 23) Gastropteron viride Tokioka & Baba , 1964 . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/gastviri
Re: Gastropteron viride from Izu Peninsula, Japan
From: Haruo Kinoshita, January 25, 2002
Gastropteron viride from Izu Peninsula, Japan
From: Haruo Kinoshita, January 24, 2002