June 7, 2005
From: Colin Ogden
Is this a Chromodoris boucheti? It appears different to me. It has a few black spots on the body as well as the gills appear to be absent.
I have included 2 photos of this nudi.
Locality: Sodwana Bay, South Africa, Indian Ocean. Depth: 30 m. Length: 30 mm. 01 June 2005. Rock/sponge reef. Photographer: Colin Ogden
firstname.lastname@example.orgOgden C M, 2005 (Jun 7) Phyllidiopsis striata from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13936
Your are right in thinking it is not C. boucheti. The lack of dorsal gills is a good indication. This is Phyllidiopsis striata, a member of the Family Phyllidiidae, which all lack dorsal gills.
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