Typical specimens known from East Africa, Red Sea and western Indian Ocean.
Fungu Mkadya, off Kunduchi Beach, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, January 1974, 73mm long alive. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.
Colour as in the accompanying photos. The radular teeth have a number of morphological differences from similarly coloured animals Chromodoris cf. africana from the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific. In C. africana the innermost lateral tooth on each side has 3-4 inner denticles and no outer denticles and the other lateral teeth can have a few small outer denticles, but at the base of the tooth, or none. In Chromodoris cf. africana, however, the innermost lateral tooth has up to 5 inner and outer denticles, and the other lateral teeth have up to 7 prominent outer denticles.
• Rudman, W.B. (1977) Chromodorid opisthobranch Mollusca from East Africa and the tropical West Pacific. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 61: 351-397.
• Rudman, W.B. (1982) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris quadricolor, C. lineolata and Hypselodoris nigrolineata colour groups.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76: 183-241.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (July 19) Chromodoris africana Eliot, 1904. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/chroafri
Chromodoris cf. africana? from Madagascar 
From: Sully Bachel, February 13, 2009
Re: Chromodoris africana feeding?
From: Natasja Vandeperre, August 13, 2007
Chromodoris africana? from South Africa
From: Colin Ogden, August 10, 2007
Chromodoris africana from Tofo, Mozambique
From: Natasja Vandeperre, August 9, 2007
Chromodoris africana feeding
From: Lindsay Warren, October 3, 2005
Chromodoris africana from Mayotte
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, December 10, 2003
Chromodoris kuiteri? from Gulf of Aqaba
From: Michael Levin, November 17, 2003
Chromodoris africana from Pemba
From: Paul Young, November 23, 2002
Variation of Chromodoris africana?
From: Valda Fraser, May 8, 2000
Chromodoris africana and 'look alikes'
From: Valda Fraser, January 27, 2000
Chromodoris africana - appendage?
From: Valda Fraser, November 9, 1999
From: Bill Rudman, July 19, 1999