Chromodoris strigata Rudman, 1982   

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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
Abundance :

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

chromodoris strigata
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, Anemone, 15 m, 5 November 2015, size : 25 mm

Remarks :

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

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Chromodoris strigata
   Philippines Seaslug Chromodoris 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 strigata :

Fabrice Schubert

Mayotte, Bandrélé, 12 m, 23 April 2010



Barbara Bini

Madagascar, Nosy bé, 16 m, size : 25 mm


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