Striped Pajama Nudibranch

January 7, 2002
From: Jeff Orehek

I am looking for the scientific name and any other information available on the Striped Pajama Nudibranch species of sea slug. I have looked on this site and numerous others but have been unable to find anything. If I could find the scientific name I'm sure that would help a lot.
Thank you,
Jeff Orehek

Orehek, J., 2002 (Jan 7) Striped Pajama Nudibranch. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jeff,
If you look at the my general comments on using common names, and at the other messages on this page you will see that I don't think common names are a very good idea for sea slugs. I don't know of any species which is commonly called the Striped Pajama Nudibranch. I did a quick web search for 'Pajama Nudibranch' and came up with three sites all referring to animals from the Red Sea. One did not identify the slug, and the others referred to two quite different nudibranchs - Nembrotha megalocera and Chromodoris quadricolor.

I don't know if you have more than the common name to start with but I really can't help more unless I have a photo or further information on what you are calling the Striped Pajama Nudibranch.

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Jan 7). Comment on Striped Pajama Nudibranch by Jeff Orehek. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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