Chromodoris from North Carolina

December 16, 2009
From: Roger Skillman

Could someone please identify this for me? I took this picture in 1988. Sorry for the picture quality.

Locality: Beaufort, 8 m, NC, USA, Atlantic Ocean, July 1988, Radio Island Rock Jetty. Length: <5 cm. Photographer: Roger Skillman.

Roger Skillman

Skillman, R.L., 2009 (Dec 16) Chromodoris from North Carolina. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Roger,

This has recently been identified as Chromodoris neona, but as I have discussed elsewhere on the Forum, I think this is an unnamed species which I am calling Chromodoris sp. 17. Have a look at the Fact Sheet for further information.

I suspect this is quite a range extension for the species which has previously not been reported further north than Florida

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2009 (Dec 16). Comment on Chromodoris from North Carolina by Roger Skillman. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Chromodoris sp. 17

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