July 8, 2008
From: Brian Francisco
Concerning message #20792:
We found what we think is a species of Okenia today. After reviewing the long list of Okenia in the species list, our best guess is that our individual could be a color form of Okenia kendi.
Locality: K41, 12 meters, East Timor, Banda Sea, 06 July 2008, rubble slope. Length: 15 mm. Photographer: Brian Francisco.
Thanks for your help.
firstname.lastname@example.orgFrancisco, B., 2008 (Jul 8) Okenia kendi ? from East Timor. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21678
It's possibly something unnamed, by I think your suggestion that it is a colour form of Okenia kendi is an entirely justifiable suggestion. Its general shape and general colour pattern is the same and dark brown pigments often do aberrant things in nudibranchs. Maybe the dark brown doesn't fully appear until the animals are quite large.