Mexichromis porterae from California

July 28, 2005
From: Chris Grossman

I took these images of Mexichromis porterae at East End Reserve of Anacapa Island, California, USA on July 16, 2005. The depth was about 12 meters. The specimen was about 1.5 cm in length.

Locality: East End Reserve of Anacapa Island, California, USA. Depth: 12 meters. Length: 1.5 cm. July 16, 2005. rocky with kelp. Photographer: Chris Grossman

All of the photos from that dive trip can be found here:

Chris Grossman

Grossman, P. C., 2005 (Jul 28) Mexichromis porterae from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Chris,
Thanks for another photo of this species. It is nice for you to be able to compare it with the very similarly coloured Chromodoris macfarlandi at the same time [see message #14430 ]. If you ever catch it on its food sponge or laying eggs, photos would be very welcome
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Jul 28). Comment on Mexichromis porterae from California by Chris Grossman. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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