Chelidonura punctata
Eliot, 1903

Family: Aglajidae


Known previously from only Tanzania and Madagascar in the western Indian Ocean, records on the Forum show it occurs from South Africa in the south  across to Thailand and Burma in the north east of the Indian Ocean.


Bongoyo Is, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, November, 1976. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.

This species is easily identified by its large yellow-orange spots.

See also Chelidonura sp. 7

  • Rudman,W.B., 1973. On some species of Chelidonura (Opisthobranchia: Aglajidae) from Zanzibar and Fiji. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 52: 201-215.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (October 14) Chelidonura punctata Eliot, 1903. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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