Chromodoris from Kerama Ids

July 24, 2000
From: Atsushi Ono

Dear Bill,
I found a strange chromodorid. It is similar to Chromodoris tinctoria, but there are purple and yellow spots on the inside edge of a mantle and foot.

At Kerama Is. near Okinawa in Japan.
10m depth on rock.
June, 2000.
About 60mm long.

Is this C. tinctoria?

Atsushi Ono

Ono, A., 2000 (Jul 24) Chromodoris from Kerama Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Atsushi,
Foe some years I have been building up anatomical information on the different 'species' with a 'tinctoria-like colour pattern. While most show no anatomical differences, there are a few, like this one that are clearly distinct. I have some other photos of this species on the Forum as Chromodoris sp. 10.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Jul 24). Comment on Chromodoris from Kerama Ids by Atsushi Ono. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Chromodoris sp. 10

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