Chromodoris clenchi from Colombia

October 10, 2000
From: Phanor Montoya

Dear Bill:

This nudibranch was also collected under rocks from Santa Marta, Colombia. I'm sending you photos of what I think are a juvenile and an adult of Chromodoris clenchi or C. neona. The body is white or bluish with a middle straight white line. They also have a kind of orange net that grows as the animal increase in size. The rinophores and gills have internally a violet color. The animals were 2-8 mm long.

I hope you can help me say if they are C. clenchi or C. neona.

Thanks again.

Phanor Montoya.

Montoya, P., 2000 (Oct 10) Chromodoris clenchi from Colombia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Phanor,
I have never seen this species alive but from the literature I thin you are right in identifying it as C. clenchi. Most authors consider C. neona and C. britoi are synonyms of this very variable species. The colour form in your photod is particularly beautiful. Almost as though the reticulate pattern was made of gold leaf.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Oct 10). Comment on Chromodoris clenchi from Colombia by Phanor Montoya. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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