Tropical East Pacific - Mexico, Costa Rica.
Islas Marietas, north of Bahia de Banderas, Pacific Coast of Mexico. Under a rock - 31 feet deep. Length: 11mm. May 5th, 2002 Photo: Alicia Hermosillo
White body sometimes with a faint purplish tinge on the notum between the rhinophores and gills. Notum edged with irregular orange dashes. Surface of notum covered many purple or reddish dots and interspersed with lighter and darker yellow dots of varying sizes. Rhinophores largely white, except for the upper half of the club which is sometimes deep orange-red except for a white tip.
• Bertsch, H. (1978). The Chromodoridinae Nudibranchs from the Pacific Coast of America – Part II. The genus Chromodoris. The Veliger, 20(4): 307-327.
See Jeff Goddard's message.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (October 10) Chromodoris norrisi Farmer, 1963. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/chronorr
May 16, 2002
From: Alicia Hermosillo
Dear Dr. Rudman,
I have found recently 2 other species of chromodorids with orange spots and patterns. This Chromodoris norrisi I found on May 5th, under a rock, 31 feet deep in Islas Marietas, north of Bahia de Banderas, Pacific Coast of Mexico. It was 11mm long.
The other orange spotted species is Tyrinna evelinae which I have found both under and on top of rocks all through out the Bay (from the northern Marietas Islands to the south at Chimo).
Hermosillo, A., 2002 (May 16) Chromodoris norrisi from Mexico. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6933
I am glad I can still be amazed at the brilliant colours of some nudibranchs. You must be pleased that some of the 'missing' species are turning up for you. I look forward to some photos of Tyrinna evelinae.
October 13, 2000
From: Jeff Goddard
Here is a photograph of Chromodoris norrisi I found in shallow water off Izla Danzante, Sea of Cortez, Mexico. February, 1992. Photo: Jeff Goddard.
email@example.comGoddard, J., 2000 (Oct 13) Chromodoris norrisi from Mexico. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6986