Chelidonura electra
Rudman, 1970

Family: Aglajidae


Tropical Indo-West Pacific.


UPPER: Angourie pool, Clarence River Heads, New South Wales, March 1971. (35mm long alive). Can grow to 80mm long.
LOWER: Fungu Yasin, off Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, November 1976.
PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

This brilliantly coloured species is often found crawling over coral colonies. Apart from its distinctive colour it is characterised by the large fleshy left "tail". A similarly coloured species, Chelidonura pallida, also has black markings.

• Rudman, W.B., 1970. Chelidonura inornata Baba and C. electra sp.nov. from the Solomon Islands (Opisthobranchia, Aglajidae). Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia, 2: 7-12.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (October 14) Chelidonura electra Rudman, 1970. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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