Yellow-spotted chromodorid

January 6, 2003
From: Gary Cobb

Date found: 02 January 2003
Depth: 23m
rocky reef/ledges outcrops sandy bottom
Location: Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba
Queensland, Australia
Site: The Plates (Outer Gneerings)
Flat white body
Size: about 70mm long

Yellow spots with yellow edges
rhinophores and gill brown-grey in colour

Gary Cobb

Cobb, G., 2003 (Jan 6) Yellow-spotted chromodorid. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Gary,
Your animal looks like a chromodorid but both the likely species Chromodoris aureopurpurea and C. rufomaculata have purple markings at the border rather than yellow. 70mm is quite large for both these species. Of the two I think Chromodoris aureopurpurea is the most likely, but only if the border wasn't yellow.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Jan 6). Comment on Yellow-spotted chromodorid by Gary Cobb. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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