Nudibranch in Little Cayman?

January 16, 2006
From: Larissa Roorda

I'm sure this will end up being a common Nudibranch, but I cannot find it in the forum. Notice there's a second one buried in the sand.

Locality: Bloody Bay Marine Park, Little Cayman Island, Caribbean. on reef. Depth: 35 ft., Length: 1 inch. Dec-6-2005. sandy bottom, underneath an overhang. Photographer: Larissa Roorda

Larissa Roorda

Roorda, L, 2006 (Jan 16) Nudibranch in Little Cayman?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Larissa,
This is Mexichromis kempfi. Not too many Caribbean nudibranchs can be considered 'too common' to be of interest to the Forum at present. We know so little about any of them that any new information is welcome. For example your photos are an example of another colour variation in thsi species. I am also intersted in the burrowing behaviour. I can't say its a behaviour I usually associate with chromodorid nudibranchs.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Jan 16). Comment on Nudibranch in Little Cayman? by Larissa Roorda. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Mexichromis kempfi

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