Chromodoris verrieri from Kerama Is

June 29, 2000
From: Atsushi Ono

Dear Bill,
Thank you very much for your comment on Chromodoris alius.

Here is an animal looks a bit similar to Thorunna furtiva but I think this is different species. These rhinophore stalks are translucent and the clubs are light orange with white edgings. At the mantle edge is a band of dark red and inside this a submarginal band of orange-yellow.

This small beauty is 6mm long, found at 5m depth, at Kerama Is., near Okinawa.

Could you help me to identify this for me?

Atsushi Ono

Atsushi Ono, 2000 (Jun 29) Chromodoris verrieri from Kerama Is. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Atsushi,
Your small 'beauty' is a juvenile of Chromodoris verrieri which is found throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific.

The only photo of an adult I can find is the one I have put at the top of the page from Tanzania with a very strange malformation to the mantle. Another one to add to the list on the Growth abnormalities Page.

There are a number of species with very similar colour patterns to Chromodoris verrieri which I will try an add to the Forum in the near future including, Chromodoris trimarginata, Chromodoris preciosa, Chromodoris sinensis,Chromodoris rubrocornuta and Chromodoris galactos.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Jun 29). Comment on Chromodoris verrieri from Kerama Is by Atsushi Ono. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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