Chromodoris westraliensis from W. Australia

February 11, 2004
From: Monika Stambergova

Dear Dr. Rudman,
I wish to ask you about some species I and my friend found in Western Australia last year. I took pictures of them, which I enclose. I wonder, if this one is Chromodoris westraliensis?

1 September 2003, Kalbarri Nat.Park, Kalbarri, rocky sea-coast, found in water pools at low-tide.

With best wishes
Monika Stambergova
Czech Republic

Stambergova, M., 2004 (Feb 11) Chromodoris westraliensis from W. Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Monika,
This one is indeed Chromodoris westraliensis, a most appropriate species to find in Western Australia. The colour pattern in very characteristic, and as you can see in the close-up alongside, the blue is patterned with dark spots.
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

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