Chromodoris roboi still here

June 14, 2000
From: A.Lumnitzer & D.Piotrowska

Dear Bill,

We were out at Kurnell [Sydney] last weekend. Did a night dive on Saturday and a morning dive on Sunday. The good news is that the little Chromodoris roboi is still in the very same spot (noted on both dives) as it was during the easter weekend, when we initially found it.

It seems like a happy, well-fed little chappy as it had not moved more than perhaps 30-40 cm from the first sighting, but it is still on the very same rock.


Akos & Donata

Lumnitzer, A. & Piotrowska, D., 2000 (Jun 14) Chromodoris roboi still here. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Akos & Donata,
It seems to me that if has been in one place since late April then it must have a nearby food supply. In your first message you photographed it on what looks to be a purple sponge. What would be very useful would be to photograph any nearby sponges and see if they are getting smaller in size. If I am very lucky I might be able to get any likely sponge identified from a good photo.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Jun 14). Comment on Chromodoris roboi still here by A.Lumnitzer & D.Piotrowska. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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