Chromodorid from the Philippines

May 24, 2001
From: Jeff Rosenfeld

Hi Bill,
We called this tiny guy (approximately 8-10mm) Chromodoris aureopunctata
( It was taken in Anilao, Luzon Island, Philippines in April, 2000.

Do you have any information about this species?

Rosenfeld, J., 2001 (May 24) Chromodorid from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jeff,
I am not sure whether this pretty little animal has its adult colour pattern or whether it is a juvenile. It looks a bit like Chromodoris hintuanensis in the way the obscure purple network is arranged and also looks a bit like Risbecia godeffroyana but 'looking like' doesn't really mean anything.

Basically I can't place it. It certainly isn't Noumea aureopunctata nor typical of any other named yellow-spotted species. I guess it is either a species of Chromodoris or a juvenile of a species of Risbecia. If you, or anyone has further photos of this animal or can identify it I would be grateful
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (May 24). Comment on Chromodorid from the Philippines by Jeff Rosenfeld . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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