April 4, 2008
From: Bruce Potter
Here is number 3 of the blue black and orange Chromodorids from the Exmouth Navy Pier.
Locality: Exmouth, 10 - 12 metres, Western Australia, Indian Ocean, 5 October 2007, under a jetty. Length: 35-40 mm. Photographer: Bruce Potter.
firstname.lastname@example.orgPotter, B., 2008 (Apr 4) Chromodoris annae or C. westraliensis? from Exmouth. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20982
This certainly has the general look of C. annae, but in that species the orange border is submarginal, while the actual mantle edge is white. There is also a white band inside the orange band as well. In your animal the orange border reaches right to the edge and there is a blue band inside separating the outer orange and inner black lines. In this case your animal is C. westraliensis. This specimen is unusual because it lacks the black patch in the middle of the mantle.
Chromodoris westraliensis from Exmouth, Western Australia
From: Bruce Potter, April 4, 2008
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