Another Chromodoris striatella? from Indonesia

June 15, 2007
From: Chris Crowley

Dear Bill
Looking for help with ID.

May be a type of Hypselodoris???

Locality: Beangabang, Pantar Island, 22 meters, Indonesia, Pacific, 2 December 2006, sand and coral substrate. Length: 5 cm. Photographer: Chris Crowley.

Chris Crowley

Crowley, C.J., 2007 (Jun 15) Another Chromodoris striatella? from Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Chris,

Its worth comparing this with your other photo [#19348] and Jean-Francois Herve's animal [message #19123] which I identified as C. striatella. I am beginning to wonder whether animals like yours and Jean-Francois' are really C. burni, a species which was differentiated externally on the orange rhinophores, and gills with a triangular cross-section with orange outer edges and an inner black line. If so, perhaps C. burni is just a juvenile of C. striatella because there seem to be animals in which the triangular gills merge into the more rounded C. striatella form and begin to have secondary branches.

It is certainly worth thinking about.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Jun 15). Comment on Another Chromodoris striatella? from Indonesia by Chris Crowley. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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