Chromodoris clenchi
(Russell, 1935)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae




Havana, Cuba. Photo: Angel Valdes.

"Both C. clenchi and C. binza have in common an hourglass yellow pattern on the dorsum, which is absent in C. neona. However, C. clenchi has well-defined, rounded and violet dorsal spots, surrounded by thin red lines, whereas C. binza has a much more irregular pattern with a red network of lines surrounding irregular pale blue areas". [From Angel Valdes's message distinguishing these three species].

See Angel Valdes' other message discussing this species and the similarly coloured C. binza, C. britoi and C. neona.

• Ortea, J., Valdés, A. & Espinosa, J. (1994) North Atlantic nudibranchs of the Chromodoris clenchi colour group (Opisthobranchia: Chromododorididae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 60: 237-248.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (October 10) Chromodoris clenchi (Russell, 1935). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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