Photos of Chromodoris clenchi

October 14, 2000
From: Dave Behrens

Dear Bill:

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 Behrens

Behrens, D., 2000 (Oct 14) Photos of Chromodoris clenchi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Oct 14). Comment on Photos of Chromodoris clenchi by Dave Behrens. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Related messages

  1. Chromodoris clenchi from St Martin, Caribbean
    From: Aurélien Roger, April 12, 2010
  2. Chromodoris clenchi feeding
    From: Anne DuPont, September 28, 2007
  3. Chromodoris binza & C. clenchi from Florida
    From: Linda Ianniello, February 14, 2002
  4. Juvenile Chromodoris clenchi from Jamaica
    From: Barry Lipman, June 19, 2001

Show factsheet and all related messages