April 4, 2008
From: Bruce Potter
Locality: Exmouth, 10 - 12 metres, Western Australia, Indian Ocean, 5 October 2007, under a jetty. Length: 30 mm. Photographer: Bruce Potter.
I am not at all sure about this one. It may be Chromodoris colemani.
firstname.lastname@example.orgPotter, B., 2008 (Apr 4) Chromodoris colemani? from Exmouth, Western Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20983
This certainly looks like an animal from Western Australia that I identified for Clay Bryce as Chromodoris colemani [see message #899] but I don't think it is that species. I suspect it may be Chromodoris cf strigata . I am sorry that this may seem all a bit confusing but that is the state of play at present. What we need is a resident observer in a place where many of these species or 'colour forms' co-occur in respectable populations. Hopefully this will allow us to get an idea of the extent of their variability.
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