South Africa - temperate waters from Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula to Transkei.
Brazen Head, Transkei, SOUTH AFRICA - 28m, June 2000. Upper: 14mm long. Lower: 10mm. Photos: Valda Fraser.
Translucent white mantle and body, with white rhinophores and gills. Irregular opaque white band around mantle edge formed from ramifying epithelial mantle glands. In some specimens there is a thin submarginal yellow line around the mantle on the inside edge of the mantle glands. It apparently does not continue around in front of the rhinophores. Most specimens have a sereis of large red spots on the mantle, but in a few cases these are absent.
• Gosliner, T.M. (1981) Nudibranchs of Southern Africa. Chromodoris sp 1., p.76.
• Gosliner, T.M. (1994) New species of Chromodoris and Noumea (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) from the western Indian Ocean and southern Africa. Proceedings of the Californian Academy of Sciences, 48(12): 239-252.
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (July 9) Chromodoris heatherae Gosliner, 1994. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/chroheat
Chromodoris heatherae feeding
From: Charles Rowe, February 25, 2004
Re: Chromodoris heatherae from Port Elizabeth
From: Charles Rowe, September 29, 2003
Chromodoris heatherae from Port Elizabeth
From: Charles Rowe, September 25, 2003
Chromodoris heatherae from South Africa
From: Valda Fraser, July 11, 2000