Okenia sp. (Menke, 1830)


Sometimes common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park, depending upon available food source. Members of the Genus are known from all states of Australia.

Ecological Notes: 

Feeds on bryozoans. Depth to 109 m but usually about 15 m.

Additional Notes: 

The animal in the photograph may be Okenia atkinsonorum, which is known from south eastern Australia and possibly northern New Zealand. This small dorid sometimes occurs in large aggregations and can grow to 15 mm.


Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Okenia. Accessed 24/09/2018.

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/okenatki. Accessed 24/09/2018.