February 19, 2005
From: Marina Poddubetskaia
Here is a species from my recent trip to Sri Lanka. I'm hesitating between Chromodoris rufomaculata and Chromodoris alius. From your description on the Forum I feel it is C. rufomaculata, but I'd like it to be confirmed, please.
Locality: 'Cave', Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. Indian Ocean. Depth: 8 m. Length: 12 mm. 07 November 2004. found under a rock. Photos: Marina Poddubetskaia - Nembro website
Thank you in advance for your help.
Poddubetskaia, M., 2005 (Feb 19) Chromodoris rufomaculata? from Sri Lanka. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12900
This is Chromodoris alius. Two colour characters distinguish from the similarly coloured species. Just inside the band of purple spots around the edge is a region of the mantle with diffuse yellow spots. The spots over the rest of the mantle are a slightly browner colour and are irregular in size and shape and also seem to be in a sunken pit. In C. rufomaculata all the yellow spots on the mantle are of similar size and colour. This is the first record I know of the species from Sri Lanka.
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