Chromodoris colemani
Rudman, 1982

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Known from east coast of Queensland, Australia, and southern Papua New Guinea.


near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 24 June 1988. PHOTO: D.J.Brunckhorst.


Chromodoris cf. colemani

This is one of a number of species with black lines and an orange border, loosely grouped into the Chromodoris quadricolor colour group. This species is distinguished by the orange or orange-brown lines between the black lines (usually 5 in number) and the orange border which is submarginal.

• Rudman, W.B. (1982). 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.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (September 10) Chromodoris colemani Rudman, 1982. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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