September 27, 2005
From: Gary Cobb
Hi Bill and readers!
I am pleased to announce that Chromodoris colemani has been found at Old Woman Is off Mooloolaba in sunny Queensland on the site called the Wall from our new dive boat MV Godiva.
Locality: Old Woman Island Mudjimba, off Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. Depth: 8 m. Length: 60 mm. 24 September 2005, Photographer: Gary Cobb
Has this species been found in southern Queensland?
firstname.lastname@example.orgCobb, G., 2005 (Sep 27) Chromodoris colemani from Sunshine Coast, Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14840
We have very few records of C. colemani, so few in fact that I sometimes wonder, even though I named it, whether it a colour variant of another, more common species. The only records I have of the species are from Bushy Island, near Mackay and Lizard Island, both in 'Far North Queensland'. Your find is therefore a valuabale addition to our knowledge both in geographical distribution and colour pattern. I have my doubts about most of the animals on the Forum I have previously identified as this species, but until we have more information it's difficult to be sure.
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