Gymnodoris okinawae (Baba, 1936)

Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 1 December 2001
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
10m
Gymnodoris okinawae
Gymnodoris okinawae
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 30 October 2017
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
12m
Distribution:

Uncommon to rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Japan, in Australia from Lord Howe Island and the Great Barrier Reef.

Ecological Notes:

Found on sea grass and rocky reef to about 15m depth. A voracious predator of other opisthobranchs.

Additional Notes:

Many colour variations exist. The transparent body has an overlay of fine orange spots in both examples shown. Grows to 40mm.

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