Hong Kong Chromodoris rubrocornuta

January 29, 2002
From: W.B. Rudman & B.W. Darvell

Here is some information and photos on Chromodoris rubrocornuta from Brian Darvell's Hong Kong collections.

Similar in colour to Chromodoris fidelis but differs in having red gills and rhinophores and in having a broken irregular red line between the orange border and the white of the rest of the mantle. Largest known specimen 13 mm long preserved.

Hoi Ha, Flynn Point, 3m, Hong Kong, 18 April 1982, AM C138518. Holotype. PHOTOS: Brian Darvell.

Hong Kong Collection Records:
AM C134757, 25 July 1982, Site 1.4, Ngo Mei Wan, Crescent Is., Mirs Bay, 9 m. AM C137066, 10 October 1982, Site 1.34, Tsing Chan, Crooked Harbour, 6 m. AM C138518, 18 April 1983, Site 5.76, Datum Rock, Hoi Ha, Tolo Channel, 1-4 m. Depth range: 1-9 m.

• Rudman, W.B. & Darvell, B.W. (1990) Opisthobranch molluscs of Hong Kong. Part 1. Goniodorididae, Onchidorididae, Triophidae, Gymnodorididae, Chromodorididae, (Nudibranchia). Asian Marine Biology, 7: 31-79

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman & Brian Darvell

Rudman, W.B. & Darvell, B.W., 2002 (Jan 29) Hong Kong Chromodoris rubrocornuta. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6036

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