Chromodoris 'bimaensis' from Fiji

February 15, 2002
From: Bill Rudman

Here is a photo of an animal from Fiji which I initially identified as C. bimaensis Bergh, 1905 (Rudman, 1983). The many small purple spots and some rings are very similar to Bergh's illustration of that species. I now consider it to be a colour variation of Chromodoris tumulifera

Data: Lauthala Bay, Suva, Fiji, 14 May 1972. AM C131650. Photo: Bruce Carlson

• Rudman, W.B. (1983) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris splendida, C. aspersa and Hypselodoris placida colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 78: 105-173.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Feb 15) Chromodoris 'bimaensis' from Fiji. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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