Known from northern New South Wales and New Caledonia. Also reported in Forum from American Samoa.
Whole animal from N.W. Solitary Id, Coffs Harbour, nthn New South Wales (9mm long), and head of specimen from Koumac, New Caledonia, showing large rhinophore clubs.
Photo: Bill Rudman.
A relatively small species of Chromodoris growing to about 15mm in length. The mantle and body have an opaque white background colour with a uniformly coloured yellowish orange border. the gills and rhinophores are translucent white with opaque white edging to the gills and rhinophore lamellae. The rhinophore clubs are relatively large for the size of the species and with their bright white edging, are a very noticeable part of the animal's shape. It is the reason I named this species albonares which means 'big nose' a reference to the 'smelling' function the rhinophores perform.
• Rudman, W.B. (1990) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: further species of Glossodoris, Thorunna and the Chromodoris aureomarginata colour group. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 100(3): 263-326.
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (January 7) Chromodoris albonares Rudman, 1990. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/chralbo
Chromodoris albonares from Bali
From: Manuel Sam, November 18, 2002
Chromodoris albonares from Japan
From: Toru Matsumoto, September 13, 2002
Chromodoris albonares? from Japan
From: Nishina Masayoshi, November 10, 2001
Chromodoris albonares from American Samoa
From: Don Barclay, September 5, 2001
Chromodoris at Fly Point
From: David & Leanne Atkinson., January 7, 1998