Mabul island Malaysia pink sea slug
馬來西亞馬布島粉紅海蛞蝓

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The Scientific name | Okenia nakamotoensis

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我最喜歡的海蛞蝓 - Okenia
一到馬布島就跟導潛點菜,本人美得像一朵花
曾經有那個機會,可是我卻拍不好,嗚嗚嗚

Okenia類海蛞蝓最大的特稱是身上有很多對延伸的翅膀
以海鞘與苔蘚蟲為食
照片中這隻的翅膀多達五對,通常可於10-30米內找到

My favourite sea slug - Okenia
It is as pretty as a blossoming flower
I asked for it as soon as I got to Mabul island cause I want to see it so much

Having pairs of appendages on the body probably is the main character of Okenia.
It mainly eats arborescent bryozoan and tunicates.
This flame-red Okenia actually has five pairs of appendages.
It can be found in 10-30 meters.



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跟我說說你在哪也看到巴 Let me know where you spot it too :)



3 comments

  1. Lots of them on Alona beach/Panglao and Balicasag (Philipppines). There can be two species which can be found there looking almost similar O.nakamotoensis and also O.Kondoi (only 4 pairs of appendages).

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    1. Aren’t they! I’ll have to go and check! Okenias are so pretty. Do you have recommendation of dive shop and dive guide?

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    2. Sorry haven't replied yet... although that will be for when Phils resume diving, -sigh-. Best guide for slugs I had on Panglao is Alvin (Albino) Bongo from Sea Explorers.
      I specifically went there for Okenia and asked for a private guide, I was assigned Alvin who seemed quite lax and ironic to everything.
      Example : when I asked him about a red Okenia, he replied "Ha the japanese named?", I nodded so he pointed his finger to a japanese guest and said smiling "here's your japanese named folk". I was quite perplex with his humor, as I didn't know how good he was yet. On the first dive, he asked the boat to pull over a wall, no kidding after 3 minutes almost vertical from the boat, he showed me the first Nakamotensis, on the second dive he showed me 2 Kondoi mating.
      This guy was brilliant, for slugs in Alona/Panglao, I would pick him everytime.

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