May 31, 2010
From: Greg Close
Concerning message #23688:
Greg Close from Devonport here.
With reference to John's photo. The smaller beasts in the right of the shot are almost certainly Chromodoris epicuria. Given that they are in the grouping with the many spotted guys, I figured that it is likely that they are the same species with a variation in colour. A photo in Karen Gowlett-Holmes book, 'A field guide to the Marine Invertebrates of South Australia' indicates this also. (pge. 159)
Anyway, I'm still dabbling and hope this finds you well.
firstname.lastname@example.orgClose, G., 2010 (May 31) Re: Chromodoris multimaculosa from Bicheno, Tasmania. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23694
What a pleasant surprise to know you are still taking a interest in nudibranchs. John has sent me some much clearer photos of the animals [message #23695], and as you say, they are indeed C. epicuria. All I can say is that the colour was misleading in the original photos - but still a bit embarassing considering I was the one that supposedly 'sorted out' these colour groups in southeastern Australia.
To those of you who aren't familiar with the name 'Greg Close', Greg is the one I named Noumea closei after, for his invaluable help during an exhaustive collecting trip to Tasmania in 1984 and in sending further material to me in Sydney
Re: Chromodoris multimaculosa from Bicheno, Tasmania
From: Capt John Silberberg, May 31, 2010
Chromodoris multimaculosa from Bicheno, Tasmania
From: Capt John Silberberg, May 29, 2010
Can you please id this nudi?
From: Trevor McMurrich, October 26, 2006
Chromodorid from S.E. Australia
From: John Chuk, June 26, 2002
Chromodoris epicuria from South Australia
From: Stuart Hutchison, March 8, 2002
Chromodorid from South Australia
From: John Chuk, August 21, 2001