Pycnogonid predation on Okenia virginiae

May 18, 2005
From: Bill Rudman

I just noticed a report on a pycnogonid eating Okenia virginiae which is an interesting addition to the Opisthobranch predation Page. Pycnogonids seem to be a danger to all sorts of opisthobranchs.

  • Arango, C.F. & Brodie, G.D. (2003) Observations of predation on the tropical nudibranch Okenia sp. by the Sea Spider Anoplodactylus longiceps Williams (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida). The Veliger, 46(1): 99-101
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (May 18) Pycnogonid predation on Okenia virginiae. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Okenia virginiae