Bertsch & Gosliner, 1989
Hawaii and Marshall Ids. [Also records on Forum from Okinawa, Guam and Wetsern Australia].
Specimens from Hawaii (UPPER) and Marshall Islands (LOWER). PHOTOS: Scott Johnson.
Note from Scott Johnson: "In the Hawaiian Islands, the species is relatively common ... while it is relatively rare in the Marshalls, where specimens tend to be larger with more numerous and more crowded dorsal white spots. Another interesting and consistent color variation is on the rhinophores: brown in the Marshalls and blue-black in Hawaii".
In Hawaiian specimens the yellow border seems to be more distinct. See Scott Johnson's message below for more photos showing colour variation.
See also Glossodoris sp. 6 from South Africa.
Bertsch, H. & Gosliner, T.M. (1989) Chromodorid nudibranchs from the Hawaiian Islands. The Veliger, 32(3): 247-265.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (November 20) Glossodoris tomsmithi Bertsch & Gosliner, 1989. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/glostoms
Re: Glossodoris tomsmithi from Guam
From: Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff, May 7, 2007
Re: Glossodoris tomsmithi from Ningaloo Reef, West
From: Rebecca Johnson, May 7, 2007
Glossodoris tomsmithi from Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
From: Kristin Anderson, May 1, 2007
Are these Glossodoris tomsmithi eggs?
From: Mike Roberts, May 3, 2006
Re: Colour variation in Glossodoris tomsmithi
From: Scott Johnson, November 26, 1999
Colour variation in Glossodoris tomsmithi
From: Scott Johnson, November 21, 1999