December 2, 2009
From: Kevin Lee
Here is Chromodoris marislae, one of the few slugs I found myself. These striking beauties were under a rock.
Locality: Majahuitas, Puerto Vallarata, 30fsw, Mexico, East Pacific, 06 July 2009, Rocky reef. Length: 1.5 inches. Photographer: Kevin Lee.
firstname.lastname@example.orgLee, K., 2009 (Dec 2) Chromodoris marislae from Puerto Vallarata, Mexico. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22904
As I have discussed earlier [#6748], the relationships of this beautiful species could be quite interesting. In particular it would be nice to know what sponge or sponges it feeds on. I wondered if perhaps it was more related to Tyrinna than Chromodoris and since Tyrinna nobilis seems to prefer dysideid sponges while species of Chromodoris prefer darwinellid sponges, knowing what C. marislae fed on might give us a useful clue.
Chromodoris marislae from Sea of Cortez
From: Marco Villegas M., August 15, 2007
Chromodoris marislae from deep water
From: Alicia Hermosillo, April 24, 2002
Chromodoris marislae from Mexico
From: Alicia Hermosillo, April 18, 2002
Chromodoris marislae from the Eastern Pacific
From: Scott Johnson, October 15, 2000