This species has been observed on Mayotte and Madagascar Islands
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Chromodorididae
Distribution : Indo Pacific
Maximal size : 25 mm
Species characteristics :
Species characterised by black longitudinal lines, bluish background and orange border.
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 and gills dark yellow-orange
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, Anemone, 15 m, 5 November 2015,
size : 25 mm
Identification confirmed by Alain Pierre Sittler and Vie Panyarachu
Synonymous : (according worms) :
- No other name
Bibliographic data :
Feeds on foliose sponges such as Carteriospongia.
Similar to Chromodoris cf. 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
Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Chromodoris strigata
Philippines Seaslug Chromodoris strigata
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 strigata :
Mayotte, Bandrélé, 12 m, 23 April 2010
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 16 m, size : 25 mm
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