October 14, 2000
From: Dave Behrens
Well I felt so guilty that I didn't have a good scan of either of the yellow California dorids to send you, the least I can do is submit a couple fantastic photos of Chromodoris clenchi to add to the recent discussions on the closely related group of chromodorids. Both photos were taken in the
Caribbean, by Jeff Hamann, of El Cajon, California. An amazingly beautiful species.
Dave@seachallengers.comBehrens, D., 2000 (Oct 14) Photos of Chromodoris clenchi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3168
Note: See Angel Valdes's message identifying the second of Jeff's photos as C. binza [added Oct 15, 2000].
Thanks Dave & Jeff,
Any idea of their size and where they were found? It is indeed a beautiful animal and looking at C. binza, C. neona, I can see why there is considerable confusion in the literature over their identity. Phanor, if you are looking for a project, it would be very interesting to see whether you could keep some of these animals alive and record (and photograph) their colour pattern as they grow to see whether it changes as they grow and just how much colour variation there is within a single population.
Chromodoris clenchi from St Martin, Caribbean
From: Aurélien Roger, April 12, 2010
Chromodoris clenchi feeding
From: Anne DuPont, September 28, 2007
Chromodoris binza & C. clenchi from Florida
From: Linda Ianniello, February 14, 2002
Juvenile Chromodoris clenchi from Jamaica
From: Barry Lipman, June 19, 2001