Found throughout the tropical western Pacific.
UPPER: Koumac, New Caledonia, October 1993.
LOWER: Two photos to show typical rhythmic waving of gills. Heron Is, Capricorn Group, Queensland, August 1979, 17mm long alive. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.
Similar in shape and colour to Thorunna africana but in T. furtiva the orange or brownish-yellow colour is found around the mantle border and on the gills and rhinophores.
• Rudman, W.B. (1984) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: a review of the genera. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 81: 115-273.
• Rudman, W.B. (1985) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris aureomarginata, C. verrieri and C. fidelis colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 241-299.
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (November 11) Thorunna furtiva Bergh, 1878. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/thorfurt
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