June 2, 1999
From: Atsushi Ono
How do you do,
My name is Atsushi Ono. I Have been collecting Opisthobranch photos at Kerama Is. near Okinawa Is. Your site The Sea Slug Forum is very useful, I visit 2 or 3 times a week. But I am not good at English.
I'm sorry for my poor English. So that Ms. Rie Nakano sent you my photographs and asked ID before.
This time, I try to write English by myself.
Please help me with some some Opisthobranch names.
I think this is Chromodoris sp.
7m depth, under dead coral rubble, 8mm length. April 1999.
firstname.lastname@example.orgOno, A., 1999 (Jun 2) Chromodoris from Kerama Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/906
Don't worry about your English. Your good photos don't need many words!
I can't be 100% sure without a specimen, but I think this is a juvenile of Chromodoris aspersa. It is the only species I know with the diffuse purple ring around each purple spot. The lack of a yellow mantle border is not necessarily a problem as juvenile chromodorids often don't develop their coloured borders until they are quite large.
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