Chromodoris annulata colour form from Persian Gulf

May 3, 2010
From: Mahdi Moradi Och Tapeh

In duration my researches on Coral Reef in Persian Gulf I found this species on coral Reef bed in Larak & Qeshm Island, and I need to your guidance about identification and biology information of this species?

Locality: Larak Island- Bandar Abbas , 3-7 m , Iran, Persian Gulf , 5 January 2009, Coral Reef bed. Length: 2-3 cm. Photographer: Omid Alizade .

Best Regard
Mahdi Moradi

biologymoradi@gmail.com

Moradi, M., 2010 (May 3) Chromodoris annulata colour form from Persian Gulf. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23600

Dear Mahdi,

This is Chromodoris annulata, as in your separate message [#23597]. I am glad you sent it as well because it shows an interesting colour form, which is only known from the Persian Gulf, in which the two purple rings are linked together with a purple line.

Interstingly, this animal has also been found in an area where dark purple-brown patches or lumps are present. As I commented in your earlier message, I am pretty sure these lumps are part of a large colony of the sponge Chelonaplysilla violacea on which C. annulata feeds.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2010 (May 3). Comment on Chromodoris annulata colour form from Persian Gulf by Mahdi Moradi Och Tapeh. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23600

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