Chromodoris annulata from the Red Sea

April 18, 2002
From: Marina Poddubetskaia

Dear Bill,
Here is another nudibranch I photographed at the end of March in Egypt. It was a dive cruise at the North of Red Sea, between Hurghada and Sinai mountains. All the joined photos come from there. Could you confirm that it is Chromodoris annulata.

Data: about 5cm, 20 March, 2002, "Chebna" div site, North Red Sea, 5m depth, sunset dive.

Best wishes,
Marina.

marina.poddubetskaia@francetelecom.com

Poddubetskaia, Marina. , 2002 (Apr 18) Chromodoris annulata from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6727

Dear Marina,
Yes this is C. annulata. It is a very distinctive species with yellow spots and purple rings. It was not uncommon in Tanzania, when I lived there, and seems to be one of the common species in the western Indian Ocean. Curiously, east of the Red Sea, in the Persian Gulf there seems to region where this species develops a purple line joining the two purple rings.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Apr 18). Comment on Chromodoris annulata from the Red Sea by Marina Poddubetskaia . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6727

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