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Okenia kondoi (Hamatani, 2001) [Sakishimaia]

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Okenia kondoi is characterized by whitish dorsal appendages with the distal third coloured red. Four pairs of appendages are symmetrically arranged along the dorsal margin, a single appendage being present in the midline in front of the branchial gills.Okenia kondoi animal is pink or red with rhinophores and branchial gills of the same colour. Okenia kondoi feeds on the bryozoan Tropidozoum cellariforme.
Very similar is Okenia nakamotoensis. They can be distinguished by the number of dorsal appendages: Okenia kondoi has 4 pairs, Okenia nakamotoensis has 5 pairs.
This species was described by Hamatani as Sakishimaia kondoi, Gosliner (2004) proposed synonymising the genera Hopkinsia, Sakishimaia, and Hopkinsiella with Okenia.
Reference:
Gosliner, T. M. (2004) Phylogenetic Systematics of Okenia, Sakishimaia, Hopkinsiella and Hopkinsia (Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae) with descriptions of new species from the tropical Indo-Pacific.
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 55: 125-161
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How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 12 February 2017, Okenia kondoi (Hamatani, 2001)
available from https//www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Okenia_kondoi.htm