Chromodoris binza
Marcus & Marcus, 1963

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae




UPPER: Havana, Cuba. Photo: Angel Valdes.
LOWER: Santa Marta, Colombia. 8mm long. Photo: Phanor Montoya.

"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. britoi, C. clenchi and C. neona.
See Linda Ianniello's message comparing C. binza and C. clenchi from Florida.

• Ortea, J., Vald├ęs, 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 9) Chromodoris binza Marcus & Marcus, 1963. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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    From: Vinicius Padula, April 1, 2006
  4. Venezuelan Chromodoris binza
    From: Nelsy Rivero, August 11, 2003
  5. Re: Photos of Chromodoris clenchi
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    From: Angel Valdes, October 11, 2000
  7. Chromodoris clenchi from Colombia
    From: Phanor Montoya, October 10, 2000

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