Special Chromodoris annulata

February 11, 2003
From: Danny Van Belle


Hi Bill,
Here is Chromodoris annulata with a missing rhinophore -but it's possible it never had two?!

Divesite: Boonsung Wreck, off the west coast of Thailand near Tap Lamu, Andaman Sea
Date: 3 March 2001
Depth: 13m

By the way I've got some footage of Chromodoris annulata (albino?) missing the orange spots on it's body! Pictures very soon!

Cheers
Danny Van Belle

dannyvb@hotmail.com

Van Belle, D., 2003 (Feb 11) Special Chromodoris annulata. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9135

Dear Danny,
What with your earlier photos and your promised 'spotless' ones, we are getting a good picture of colour variation of this species at the eastern edge of its range. In this animal, both the anterior and posterior purple rings are irregular. Concerning the left rhinophore - as you say, it is possible it has never had one.
best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Feb 11). Comment on Special Chromodoris annulata by Danny Van Belle. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9135

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