Variation of Chromodoris africana?

May 8, 2000
From: Valda Fraser

Dear Bill
I think this is a variation of Chromodoris africana. Do you agree?
Locality: Park Rynie - 25m south coast KwaZulu/Natal, SOUTH AFRICA
Date: 23April 2000
Size: 55mm

Fraser, V., 2000 (May 8) Variation of Chromodoris africana?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Valda,
This is a fairly 'typical' example of the species, at least from my experience in East Africa and photos from the Red Sea. The white lines may be a bit narrower than normal but unlike some of the other species you have sent photos of, I feel confident that this is C. africana.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (May 8). Comment on Variation of Chromodoris africana? by Valda Fraser. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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