Chromodoris cf strigata feeding

November 28, 2006
From: Jim Anderson

Dear Bill

Here are a couple of images of the animal your have called Chromodoris cf strigata seen in NE Sulawesi earlier this year.

Locality: Bunaken Timor, 15 m, N E Sulawesi, Indonesia, Celebes Sea, 11 July 2006, reef. Length: 35 mm approx. Photographer: Jim Anderson.

Jim Anderson

Anderson, J., 2006 (Nov 28) Chromodoris cf strigata feeding. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jim,
Thanks for this find. I am pretty sure it shows this animal feeding on the light blue sponge which looks to be a Dysidea. It seems to be the same sponge that a specimen of C. strigata is feeding on in an earlier message [#14122]. Species of Chromodoris don't usually feed on dysideids, but this is one of a number of records we have on the Forum of C. strigata and C. cf strigata apparently breaking the rules.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Nov 28). Comment on Chromodoris cf strigata feeding by Jim Anderson. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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