Mexichromis cf. mariei
Western Indian Ocean.
Suakin, Sudan, Red Sea, April 1980. PHOTO: Chris Todd.
I initially (Rudman, 1973, 1983) identified these animals from the western Indian Ocean with Mexichromis mariei, but perhaps it should be considered a distinct species. It seems to be consistently different in having bluish purple rather than reddish purple spots.
• Rudman, W.B. (1973) Chromodorid opisthobranch Mollusca from the Indo-West Pacific. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 52(3): 175-199, 7 figs, 2 col. pl.
• 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.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (January 16) Mexichromis cf. mariei [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/mexicfma