Chromodoris strigata
Rudman, 1982

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


reported from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia and Madagascar so probably has a wide tropical Indo-West Pacific distribution.


UPPER: Broadhurst Reef, Townsville, Queensland, October 1975. 15mm long preserved. PHOTO: I. Loch.
LOWER: Samaurez Reef, Coral Sea, October 1983. PHOTO: I. Loch.

This species 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.

This is another of the Chromodoris quadricolor colour-group of species. It has some similarities to Chromodoris elisabethina. See also Chromodoris cf. strigata and Chromodoris cf. strigata (2)

• 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.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (November 19) Chromodoris strigata Rudman, 1982. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Related messages

  1. Re: Chromodoris strigata from Philippines
    From: Franca Wermuth, January 26, 2010
  2. Chromodoris strigata from Solitary Ids, NSW
    From: David & Leanne Atkinson, October 29, 2009
  3. Chromodoris strigata feeding on yellow sponge
    From: Marcel Tanke, March 10, 2009
  4. Chromodoris strigata ? from Tofo, Mozambique
    From: Natasja Vandeperre, August 23, 2007
  5. A Lion fish and Chromodoris strigata
    From: Lior Harari, June 15, 2007
  6. Re: Chromodoris strigata from Sth Africa
    From: Bruce Wilkie, August 23, 2006
  7. Chromodoris strigata from Sth Africa
    From: Colin Ogden, August 14, 2006
  8. Chromodoris strigata in the Red Sea feeding?
    From: Binyamin Koretz, October 12, 2005
  9. Chromodoris strigata from northern Sulawesi
    From: Bob Whorton, June 27, 2005
  10. Chromodoris strigata from Philippines
    From: Sylvain Le Bris, February 8, 2005
  11. Chromodoris strigata from Malaysia
    From: Paul Osmond, February 24, 2004
  12. Chromodoris strigata from Sulawesi
    From: Mary Jane Adams , December 21, 2002
  13. Chromodoris strigata from North Sulawesi
    From: Marli Wakeling, October 3, 2002
  14. Chromodoris strigata? from the Red Sea
    From: Marina Poddubetskaia , April 26, 2002
  15. Chromodoris strigata from the Solomon Ids
    From: Scott Johnson, May 22, 2001
  16. Another Chromodoris strigata from S. Africa
    From: Valda Fraser, September 26, 2000
  17. Chromodoris strigata from Thailand
    From: Narongpon Sittithaweepat, April 5, 2000
  18. Chromodoris strigata from South Africa
    From: Valda Fraser, January 27, 2000
  19. Chromodoris strigata feeding
    From: Neil Miller, July 22, 1999
  20. Chromodoris strigata from SE Sulawesi
    From: Lindsay Warren, November 29, 1998
  21. Chromodoris strigata from Sulawesi
    From: Lindsay Warren, November 19, 1998

Show factsheet and all related messages