Re: Chromodoris africana feeding?

August 13, 2007
From: Natasja Vandeperre

Concerning message #20411:

Hello Bill,

This picture isn't very sharp, but I think it's just what you're looking for. This Chromodoris africana is feeding, isn't it? But I thought I already sent it to you.

Locality: Tofo, Mozambique, Indian Ocean, 16 July 2007. Photographer: Natasja Vandeperre.


Vandeperre, N., 2007 (Aug 13) Re: Chromodoris africana feeding?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Natasja,
Great picture - the bright red colour is a pretty good indication that this sponge is a species of Negombata, which seems to be the preferred food, or one of the preferred foods of a whole group of similarly coloured chromodorids. Your three records of this species feeding have more than doubled our knowledge on its biology.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Aug 13). Comment on Re: Chromodoris africana feeding? by Natasja Vandeperre. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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