Chromodoris aspersa
(Gould, 1852)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Known throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific.


UPPER: Undine Reef, southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, August 1987.

LOWER: Arrawarra headland, northern New South Wales, intertidal, March 1992.

Photos: Bill Rudman.

• Rudman, W.B. (1983) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris splendida, C. aspersa and Hypselodoris placida colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 78: 105-173.

• Gould, A.A. (1852). United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Mollusca and Shells, 12: 510 pp (with Atlas of Plates, 1856.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (June 11) Chromodoris aspersa (Gould, 1852). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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