Chromodoris colemani in the Marshall Is

August 28, 1999
From: Scott Johnson

Hi Bill,

I believe Chromodoris colemani from the Marshall Islands is another range extension. I have these from both Kwajalein and Utirik Atolls, where they seem to prefer midlagoon pinnacle reefs, living in pretty much the same habitat as C. elisabethina. In the photo of E177-2, I believe but am not certain that the animal is eating the purple sponge it is on. I could not really tell if there were grazing marks on the sponge, although the nudi was in a position that looked like it was feeding.


Johnson, S., 1999 (Aug 28) Chromodoris colemani in the Marshall Is. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Scott,
We don't know too much about this species, so any clues are welcome,
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

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