Chromodoris cf. africana from Sulawesi

January 27, 2001
From: Lindsay Warren

Dear Bill
I found this Chromodoris in the late afternoon on 22 May 1999 at a depth of 15 ft feeding on a brown cylindrical sponge in small alcove in a wall off Pulau Hoga, [Tukang Besi Archipelago, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia - Operation
].  Size: approximately 30 mm.

I initially thought it might be C. kuiteri with narrower black bands on the notum but feel that this is probably incorrect.  I don't think it is a C. magnifica (but no white edge to the mantle).  Could it be C. quadricolor?

All the best
Lindsay Warren

Warren, L., 2001 (Jan 27) Chromodoris cf. africana from Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Lindsay,
You moved in all the right directions but I am still uncertain about this species. It certainly has similarities to the species you mention and also to C. quadricolor which I recently included on the Forum.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Jan 27). Comment on Chromodoris cf. africana from Sulawesi by Lindsay Warren. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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