March 2, 2000
From: Valda Fraser
I think this is a Mexichromis. I hope you will be able to identify it.
Locality: South Coast KwaZulu-Natal SOUTH AFRICA. Shelly Beach - 32m
Date: 27 Feb 2000
firstname.lastname@example.orgFraser, V., 2000 (Mar 2) Chromodoris aspersa from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1993
Your mention of Mexichromis reminds me I have some Mexichromis photos of yours to sort out. This animal though is not Mexichromis. It is Chromodoris aspersa. Sometimes you find individuals without the yellow/orange mantle border but otherwise they are identical anatomically. It does not seem to be a geographic thing because I have found pale ones in Tanzania and eastern Australia.
One good colour feature of this species is the washy or diffuse ring of purple that surrounds each purple spot [see inset].
Chromodoris aspersa from Reunion Island
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Chromodoris aspersa from Myanmar
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Chromodoris aspersa from Lord Howe Island
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Chromodoris aspersa from the Red Sea
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Chromodoris aspersa from French Polynesia
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Chromodoris from Kerama Island
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