Chromodoris rodomaculata
Ortea & Valdés (1992)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


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Canary Ids. Photo: Angel Valdes

This species now considered a synonym of C. luteopunctata.

"This animal, collected from the Canary Islands, was described as a new species by Ortea & Valdés (1992). It was thought to be different from Chromodoris luteorosea and C. luteopunctata by the presence of large, yellow, broken spots on the dorsum. I took a look the original description not very long ago and I concluded that this species is in fact a color variation of C. luteopunctata. I saw more pictures of this species from the Canary Islands and they always have the pattern with broken spots. But you can also see the rhinophores with the small blue and white dots and the pale gill with white spots. The anatomy is also identical to that of C. luteopunctata. The synonymy between these two taxa has not been published yet" ... Angel Valdes [See message below].

• Ortea, J. & Valdés, A. (1992) Descripción de una nueva especie de Chromodoris Alder y Hancock, 1855 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) de las Islas Canarias. Estudio comparado con otras especies atlánticas del grupo cromático "luteorosea". Revista de la Academia canaria de Ciencias, 3: 69-85.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (January 27) Chromodoris rodomaculata Ortea & Valdés (1992). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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