Mantle - flapping in Chromodoris charlottae

May 30, 2005
From: Bill Rudman

Mente Suzenaar's message [#13912] concerning Glossodoris charlottae from Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea, contained two other photos which I am posting separately because they show that this species flaps its mantle [see mantle flapping Fact Sheet] a behaviour restricted to a small group of species of the genus Chromodoris. In a separate message [#13868] I give reasons showing that this is a species of Chromodoris rather than Glossodoris.

Locality: Sharm el Sheikh - Anemone City, Egypt. Red Sea. Depth: 12 mtrs. Length: 35 mm. 6 May 2005. Coral / Sandy. Photographer: Mente Suzenaar

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (May 30) Mantle - flapping in Chromodoris charlottae. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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