Chromodoris aureopurpurea - egg-laying

March 13, 2003
From: Leanne & David Atkinson

Dear Bill,
We've been looking at the Chromodoris aureopurpurea on the Forum and you don't seem to have any photos of mating or egg laying so we would like to contribute these. Both were taken in the Marine Reserve at Port Stephens, New South Wales, eastern Australia.

The pair mating were at Fly Point, in 10 meters, on the high tide, during the day in January 2003. The one with eggs was at Little Beach on the 5:15pm high tide 29.12.2002, water temperature 19 degrees c. This summer season has been very good for nudibranch spotting.

Leanne & David Atkinson.

Atkinson, L & D., 2003 (Mar 13) Chromodoris aureopurpurea - egg-laying. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Leanne & David,
Thanks for these great photos - and thanks for looking for information gaps on the Forum that need filling.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Mar 13). Comment on Chromodoris aureopurpurea - egg-laying by Leanne & David Atkinson. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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