Chromodoris cf. strigata Rudman, 1982   

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This species has been observed on Mauritius Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Chromodorididae
Distribution : Mauritius
Maximal size : 50 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Species characterised by black longitudinal lines, bluish background and a large orange submarginal band and a thin white band

It has a characteristic pattern of dark translucent patches on the dorsum. They are arranged in a regular pattern, a pair behind the rhinophores, one in the centre of the dorsum and a pair just anterior to the gills.

Rhinophores dark yellow-orange and an orange edge to the rhinophore pocket

The gills have a the basal white half on the inside of the orange gills

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Photo Pierre Périès
Mauritius, Flis en Flac, 40 m, 12 October 2013, size : 40 mm

Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Bill Rudman

Bibliographic data :

The gills have a white basal half and and the rest orange like in C. boucheti
    Similar to Chromodoris strigata from Mauritius, but in Chromodoris cf. strigata :
             - the orange edge to the rhinophore pocket
             - the basal white half on the inside of the orange gills

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Chromodoris cf. strigata

Publications :

Rudman, W.B. (1982c) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris quadricolor, C. lineolata and Hypselodoris nigrolineata colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 76 : 183-241.

Other photos of Chromodoris cf. strigata

Marina Poddubetskaia

Mauritius, "Gaetan Patchers", Pereybère, 16 m, 17 October 2002, size : 40-15 mm




Pierre Périès

Mauritius, Flic en Flac, 30 m, 3 September 2011, size : 20 mm


Sully Bachel

Mauritius, Flic en Flac, 20 m, 20 January 2009, size : 50 mm


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