Chromodoris roboi from Heron Island

June 22, 1999
From: Nerida Wilson

Dear Bill,
Could you confirm this is Chromodoris roboi please. It is from Tenements 1, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. I don't think the photos are good enough for you to publish on the Forum.
Nerida Wilson.
University of Queensland.

Wilson, N., 1999 (Jun 22) Chromodoris roboi from Heron Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Nerida,
Yes this is the 'typical' colour form of Chromodoris roboi. Don't feel embarassed about your photos. Its often hard to take good photos in the field, and in most cases a less than perfect photo is sufficient to identify an animal. The Forum is a 'working' site where I hope people are willing to put 'ideas in progress', less than perfect photos etc - just like they would if they were discussing ideas with friends.

I try and put the best photos I can find on the site so they can be used as a resource for identifications etc, but I am more than happy to put underexposed, overexposed, out of focus etc pics if they have a story to tell, represent a new record, or otherwise create an important bit of information.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1999 (Jun 22). Comment on Chromodoris roboi from Heron Island by Nerida Wilson. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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