Chromodoris alius from South Africa

November 21, 2001
From: Valda Fraser

Dear Bill
Would you be happy if I said this one is Chromodoris alius?

Locality: Pumula, south coast KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 28m
Date: Oct 2001
Size: 20 mmm

Valda Fraser

Fraser, V., 2001 (Nov 21) Chromodoris alius from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Valda,
Yes this is Chromodoris alius. In Terry Gosliner's book Nudibranchs of Southern Africa (1987) he has this as Chromodoris sp. 7. It seems the brownish specks and patches are more noticeably coloured than the specimens I have illustrated from Tanzania.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Nov 21). Comment on Chromodoris alius from South Africa by Valda Fraser. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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