Chromodoris cf. colemani from Philippines

July 5, 2001
From: Bernard Picton

Hi Bill,
I photographed these Chromodorids in the Philippines in 1983, in fact I had 7 specimens of this type. They seem to fit your Chromodoris cf. colemani exactly. I didn't find any typical Chromodoris colemani with the five black lines, just this type with the three black lines and two brown lines on the mantle. The brown line seems to abruptly change to black sometimes near the gills - often only on one side of the animal.

BEPPH2 - Mactan Is., Cebu - 25 MAR 1983
BEPPH28 - Mactan Is., Cebu - 26 MAR 1983
BEPPH79 - Dumaguete, Negros - 30 MAR 1983


Picton, B. , 2001 (Jul 5) Chromodoris cf. colemani from Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Bernard,
I'll wait until I post the rest of your photos of 'Chromodoris cf. colemani' up, hopefully tomorrow.
Bill Rudman

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