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Gymnodoris okinawae

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Gymnodoris okinawae

Author: Baba, 1936

Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae

Maximum Size: 25 mm

Sightings: Sunshine Coast


Gymnodoris okinawae Baba, 1936

Gymnodoris okinawae is characterised by a gill that forms a complete circle around the anal papilla, orange spots, dashes and lines plus opaque white pustules on the notum. The rhinophores have a pale brown club.

Note that Gymnodoris okinawae is not the only Gymnodoris with opaque white pustules on the notum.

We previously had an image here of a specimen of our now, Gymnodoris sp. 29 = Gymnodoris sp. 3 of NSSI, 2018. Very similar to Gymnodoris okinawae but the gill circle is incomplete posteriorly. Altered March 2023.

David A. Mullins – March 2023

– Baba, K. (1936) Opisthobranchia of the Ryukyu (Okinawa) Islands. Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Kyushu Imperial University. 5 (1), pp.1-50.

– Gosliner, T. M., Valde ́s, A ́. & Behrens, D. W. (2018). Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification – Indo-Pacific, 2nd Edition. New World Publications, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

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