Chromodoris thompsoni at Shark Point

October 26, 2000
From: Donata P. & Akos L.

Hi Bill,
We think that Chromodoris thompsoni is an easily overlooked species in Sydney owing to its small size perhaps. However, we seem to find them everywhere, from Oak Park to Shark Point quite regularly. I am confident when I say that during every dive we come across several specimens.

Taking a REALLY close look reveals another spectacular species. One of Donata's favourites of course. Location Shark Point, Clovelly around January 1998. [NIKONOS III with a 2:1 xt tube for the extra grunt!]

Akos & Donata

Piotrowska, D. & Lumnitzer, A. , 2000 (Oct 26) Chromodoris thompsoni at Shark Point. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Akos & Donata,
Thanks for the welcome photo. It is a beautiful species, and seems to be endemic (found only in one area) to the New South Wales region of southeastern Australia.
best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Oct 26). Comment on Chromodoris thompsoni at Shark Point by Donata P. & Akos L.. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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