June 21, 2004
From: Ian Skipworth
This slug was snapped by me on a recent trip to Fiordland [SW New Zealand]. It has some similarity to what is perhaps a white colour form of Aphelodoris luctuosa already discussed on your site but I suspect it is a different
slug - possibly Chromodoris aureomarginata.
It is about 25mm long and was in about 15m of water. Sorry it's not a great photo. It was taken in Bradshaw Sound, Fiordland, SW New Zealand on 11 May 2004.
Your comments on its identification would be appreciated.
Auckland, New Zealand
firstname.lastname@example.orgSkipworth, I., 2004 (Jun 21) Chromodoris aureomarginata from Fiordland, NZ.. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12660
This is indeed Chromodoris aureomarginata. It is a nice addition to the Forum as it is one new Zealand species I did not have a good photo of. The submarginal yellow band is very characteristic of this species which is endemic to New Zealand. I have made a new Fact Sheet for this species.
Chromodoris aureomarginata at Poor Knights
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Chromodoris aureomarginata from northern New Zealand
From: Floor Anthoni, April 26, 2007
Chromodoris aureomarginata feeding
From: Dr J. Floor Anthoni, April 26, 2007
Re: Chromodoris aureomarginata from NZ.
From: Lindsay Warren, June 28, 2004