Chromodoris strigata from Sulawesi

November 19, 1998
From: Lindsay Warren

Dear Bill

Have just returned from three months once again working with Operation Wallacea on Pulau Hoga in the Tukang Besi Islands off SE Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Could you help us identify this photo? It'a another variant on the “Ch. annae / C. elisabethina" theme with a base of white, strong black markings and blotches of blue along the notum; orange mantle with thin white edge.

We have found many specimens with varying colour patterns which seem related to either Ch. annae or C. elisabethina and I will forward these to you as soon as they have been scanned in.

Many thanks for your help
Lindsay Warren

75 Netherwood Road,
London W14 0BP

Warren, L., 1998 (Nov 19) Chromodoris strigata from Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Lindsay,
This is almost certainly Chromodoris strigata, which helps to fill in another gap in its known distribution.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1998 (Nov 19). Comment on Chromodoris strigata from Sulawesi by Lindsay Warren. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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