Ceratosoma trilobatum
Colour variation in NW Australia

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


UPPER: juvenile, 37mm long, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australian, June 1987. LOWER: two adults, 110, 115mm long, November, 1985.
PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

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Although this species shows considerable colour variation, in northwestern Australia there appears to be a unique colour variant in which the background pattern is uniform or only slightly patched, and the edge of the mantle and the foot is often white.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (September 29) Ceratosoma trilobatum Colour variation in NW Australia. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/ceratril2