Chromodoris annulata - colour markings

December 30, 2004
From: Dr. Iain Andrew Macdonald

For your information, I have observed this colour pattern of Chromodoris annulata in the coastal waters of Qatar. The two purple circles are joined by a purple line. I haven't seen it in the literature I have. I thought it would make a nice addition to your web site.

Locality: MO Wreck, East of Doha, 20 m, Qatar, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean. Length: 50-70 mm. June 2004, on wreck. Photographer: Iain Macdonald

Dr. Iain Andrew Macdonald

Dr_iamacdonald@yahoo.co.uk

Macdonald, I.A., 2004 (Dec 30) Chromodoris annulata - colour markings. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12822

Dear Iain,
Thanks for this information. This colour form is not recorded anywhere in the printed literature but we have a number of records on the Sea Slug Forum of this peculiar colour form of C. annulata, and all of them are from the Persian Gulf [= Arabian Gulf] and the Gulf of Oman at the NW corner of the Arabian Sea. [see messages #4339, #7162, #3586, #3267 ].

It is good to get another record. I would be interested to know if the typical colour form, without the line connecting the circles, is found in the same region?

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Dec 30). Comment on Chromodoris annulata - colour markings by Dr. Iain Andrew Macdonald. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12822

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