Chromodoris africana from Pemba

November 23, 2002
From: Paul Young

Dear Bill,
Here is one of the nudibranchs that Charlotte and I found at Pemba Island, off the coast of Tanzania, western Indian Ocean, in November/December 2001. The species from the west coast of Pemba are from dives we did with the Fundu Lagoon Resort to small nearby islands. This one, from the west side, was photographed on a night dive, 27 November, 2001.
Best wishes,
Paul Young

Young, P., 2002 (Nov 23) Chromodoris africana from Pemba. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Paul,
This is the very appropriately named Chromodoris africana, which is only known from the western Indian Ocean.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Nov 23). Comment on Chromodoris africana from Pemba by Paul Young. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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