Chromodoris verrieri? from Oman

March 20, 2007
From: Brian Mayes

Dear Bill,

Here are some photos of Chromodoris verrieri from the Gulf of Oman. I found it at a dive site called "Decorator Bay" in Bandar Khairan, near Muscat, Oman.

Locality: "Decorator Bay" in Bandar Khairan, near Muscat, 15 metres, Oman, Gulf of Oman, 01 March 2007, Silty reef. Length: 20 mm. Photographer: Brian Mayes.

It was in a hurry to get somewhere fast and covered quite a bit of ground while I photographed it. I'm not sure how common these are in this region, but hopefully it will add to your database

Best Regards
Brian Mayes

Mayes, B.R., 2007 (Mar 20) Chromodoris verrieri? from Oman. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Brian,

Thanks for this. It is very similar to a specimen from the Red Sea that Oren Lederman has sent us [message #13211]. I suggested then that it was strange to have a C. verrieri with a the yellow inner marginal band broken into a series of spots. Even more unusual was the brown spotting on the mantle, the larger spots each being in a translucent zone lacking white pigmentation, more reminiscent of C. preciosa. Your animal is much the same, and I am beginning to doubt that it is C. verrieri, but in C. preciosa there is a distinct white margin outside the red and yellow bands.

Another similarity is Chromodoris alius, which has an almost identical brownish spotting on the mantle. It differs in having a purple rather than a red border. I'll leave your animal as C. verrieri, but I somehow doubt it is that species.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Mar 20). Comment on Chromodoris verrieri? from Oman by Brian Mayes. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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