August 3, 2005
From: Colin Ogden
The photo here I think is a Mexichromis, but I can't identify which one.
Locality: Sodwana Bay, South Africa. Indian Ocean coast. Depth: 19 metres. Length: 20 mm. Dec 2004. Coral reef. Photographer: Colin Ogden
Your help is much appreciated.
firstname.lastname@example.orgOgden C M, 2005 (Aug 3) Mexichromis cf. mariei from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14457
This is a species of Mexichromis from the Indian Ocean which I am at present calling Mexichromis cf. mariei to differentiate it from Mexichromis mariei (Crosse, 1872) from the western Pacific. The spots are usually much bluer. It is possible they are all forms of the one species but I am having difficulty finding a consistent pattern at present.