Chromodoris albopunctata from SE Sulawesi

March 1, 2000
From: Lindsay Warren

Dear Bill
Another specimen which was found by Dean Lea at 7am on 31 July 1999 at a depth of 8 m moving over algae on a vertical piece of dead table coral on Pulau Kaledupa [Tukang Besi Archipelago, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia - Operation Wallacea]. Size: 4 mm. When stationary it tends to become more circular in shape.

The body and foot are yellow with a degree of irregular speckling of orange on the notum. The mantle edge is lilac followed by a band of blue with red spots which then gives way to yellow. There are five branches to the
branchial plume which is clear with dark orange / red central line. The rhinophores are lamellate retractile with translucent yellow base becoming orange towards the tip and a white line running down the front and back. Photo: Lindsay Warren.

Have you come across this chap before?
All the best
Lindsay Warren

Warren, L., 2000 (Mar 1) Chromodoris albopunctata from SE Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Lindsay,
By coincidence your photo arrived when I was preparing a page for the very species - Chromodoris albopunctata. If you look at Scott Johnson's message he has a photo of an identical coloured juvenile (e039-3) from the Marshall Islands.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Mar 1). Comment on Chromodoris albopunctata from SE Sulawesi by Lindsay Warren. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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