Chromodoris verrieri
(Crosse, 1875)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Indo-West Pacific


UPPER: Bongoyo Is, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, November, 1976. 17mm long alive. [note malformed mantle at posterior end] Photo: Bill Rudman.
LOWER: Kerama Is.,near Okinawa, 5m depth, 6mm long. Photo: Atsushi Ono.

White mantle with an outer red and an inner yellow border. The rhinophore clubs are translucent red with a white edging to the lamellae, and the gills are translucent white (sometimes with a reddish tinge) and with opaque white pigment edging the lamellae. The foot is white. There are a group of similarly coloured species which are essentially white with red and yellow, or red, yellow and white mantle borders.

• Rudman, W.B. (1985) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris aureomarginata, C. verrieri and C. fidelis colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 83: 241-299.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (June 28) Chromodoris verrieri (Crosse, 1875). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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