February 14, 2008
From: Hugues Flodrops
Concerning message #12900:
Dear Bill and Marina,
I'm happy to identify this chromodorid as Chromodoris alius. I had some difficulties with the little size, less 10 mm.
I'm pretty sure of the identification because it's an Indian Ocean endemic species, and I saw "Poddubeskaia picture" looking similar. I hope it's interesting for the forum to have a juvenile record from Reunion.
Locality: Etang-Salé "Petit Brisant", 5 metres, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, 10 October 2007, Muddy. Length: 8 mm. Photographer: Hugues Flodrops.
The rhinophore stalks are translucent like your description.
firstname.lastname@example.orgFlodrops, H., 2008 (Feb 14) Re: Juvenile Chromodoris alius from Reunion Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21377
I agree with your identification
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