Chromodoris tumulifera from Singapore

February 25, 2005
From: Lim han Peng

I need your help to ID this nudibranch. Couldn't be sure if its  Chromodoris splendida or  Chromodoris daphne.

Locality: Pulau Hantu, Singapore, South China Sea. Depth: 12 m. Length: 30 mm. 19 February 2005. low Vis. Photographer: H.P.Lim


Lim, H.P., 2005 (Feb 25) Chromodoris tumulifera from Singapore. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear hp,
This ceratinly looks like the two species you mentioned but both of those e species are only found in southeastern Australia, where there is a large group of red-spotted species mimicking each other [see red-spotted chromodorids Fact Sheet]. This is Chromodoris tumulifera which was described from the South China Sea in 1881.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Feb 25). Comment on Chromodoris tumulifera from Singapore by Lim han Peng. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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