Mexichromis kempfi from Brazil

January 10, 2007
From: Armando de Luca Junior

Dear Bill,

This photo of Mexichromis kempfi was taken in Laje de Santos Marine State Park (24º 19' 18" S ; 46º 10' 57" W), Sao Paulo, Brasil.
Locality: Laje de Santos Marine State Park, 12 m, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Atlantic Ocean, 13 October 2006, Rocky bottom. Length: 15 mm. Photographer: Armando de Luca Jr.

Best wishes.
Armando de Luca Jr

de Luca, A., 2007 (Jan 10) Mexichromis kempfi from Brazil. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Armando,
This is identical in colour to your earlier photo [message #13281] from Brazil. As I said there, this colour form matches the original description of this species from northern Brazil, and is rather different from the colour pattern of animals from the Caribbean which I have identified as the same species. Perhaps the species has geographic colour variants? It would be nice to compare the anatomy of the two colour forms and perhaps their egg ribbons. There is a photo in Caribbean Sea Slugs of a bright pink egg ribbon, but it seems rather large compared to the size of the slug alongside.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Jan 10). Comment on Mexichromis kempfi from Brazil by Armando de Luca Junior. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Mexichromis kempfi

Related messages

  1. Re: Mexichromis kempfi from Little Cayman, British West Indies
    From: Vinicius Padula, November 27, 2008
  2. Mexichromis kempfi from Little Cayman, BWI
    From: Deborah Chambers, November 26, 2008
  3. Re: Mexichromis kempfi from Brazil
    From: Vinicius Padula, January 12, 2007
  4. Mexichromis kempfi from Cozumel, Mexico
    From: Charles Hopf, October 27, 2006
  5. Mexichromis kempfi from Cozumel
    From: James Lyle, August 22, 2006
  6. Re: Nudibranch in Little Cayman?
    From: Matan Ninio, January 17, 2006
  7. Nudibranch in Little Cayman?
    From: Larissa Roorda, January 16, 2006
  8. Mexichromus kempfi from Bonaire
    From: Les Wilk, December 15, 2005
  9. Unknown chromodorid from Brazil
    From: Armando de Luca Junior, March 5, 2005
  10. Chromodoris kempfi - 'trailing' behaviour
    From: Andreas Ahrens, March 6, 2003
  11. Correct genus for Chromodoris kempfi
    From: Elianny Dominguez Tejo, March 19, 2002
  12. Chromodoris kempfi from Colombia
    From: Phanor Montoya, October 20, 2000
  13. Chromodoris kempfi? from Colombia's Caribbean coast
    From: P. Montoya, March 31, 2000
  14. Chromodoris kempfi from Florida
    From: Anne Dupont, October 11, 1999

Show factsheet and all related messages