Okenia cf. mellita (Rudman, 2004)


Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Only reported from eastern Australian waters.

Ecological Notes: 

Found on rocky reef down to a depth of 25m. Feeds on bryozoans.

Additional Notes: 

The background colour of the body is orange. The mantle papillae are all tipped with black and there is a black tip on the oral tentacles, and a black spot on the posterior tip of the foot. An opaque white line runs down the dorsal midline from between the rhinophores to the base of the medio-dorsal papilla just in front of the gills. Grows to 40 mm.


Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.237.

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11872. Accessed 08/09/2018.