Chromodoris aspersa?

June 11, 1998
From: Wayne Ellis

Hi Bill,
Attached is a pic of what I believe is Chromodoris aspersa. (Gould 1852). Can you confirm it? Found by Robyn Oxenham at Point Cartwright, Moloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Southern Queensland, (26041'S 153008'E) on 24 May 1998 at low tide under a rock. Size 12mm
Wayne Ellis

Ellis, W., 1998 (Jun 11) Chromodoris aspersa?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Yes its Chromodoris aspersa. The border varies in colour from pale yellow to almost orange in different animals. The number of spots varies considerably. One very characteristic feature is that the purple spots are usually edged with a band of faint washy purple.. like a drop of water paint or ink on wet paper. ... Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 1998 (Jun 11). Comment on Chromodoris aspersa? by Wayne Ellis. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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