May 2, 2007
From: Iain Andrew Macdonald
Mrs. Patterson found this specimen, which looks like a bit different from both Hypselodoris sp. 10 and H. dollfusi while out on a Qatar Natural History Group trip although you can't see that there is the same yellow colouration (as on gills and rhinophores) occasionally on the edge of the mantle.
Tried for several hours to ID it on your excellent web site but failed .... any help would be great.
Locality: north of Zubara Fort, Intertidal, Qatar, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, 30 March 2007, old artisanal intertidal rock fishing trap (approx. 50m diameter), sandy bottom. Length: 35 mm. Photographer: Mike Smith.
email@example.comMacdonald, I.A., 2007 (May 2) Chromodorid from northwest Qatar, Persian Gulf. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19803
Without looking at its internal anatomy I can't be 100% sure that this is a species of Chromodoris but it certainly looks as though it is. It certainly is not any of the red-spotted species I know from the Indo-West Pacific so I guess it is an unnamed species. It could be the same as the animal from Karachi, Pakistan that Charles Eliot (1905) identified as Chromodoris petechialis, but that species is a 'long-lost' species from Hawaii with red-lined gills. I'll list your species as Chromodoris sp. 16.
Eliot, C.N.E. (1905) Nudibranchs from the Indo-Pacific. 1. Notes on a collection dredged near Karachi and Maskat. Journal of Conchology 11(8), 237-256.