Dermatobranchus from Malaysia

April 24, 2002
From: Kheong Sann Chan

Hi Dr. Rudman,
Here is another nudibranch I photographed at Pulau Dayang off the East Coast of Malaysia. Depth approximately 15-23m, Date: 14 april 2002.

Sann Chan, K., 2002 (Apr 24) Dermatobranchus from Malaysia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Note added 10 Feb. 2003: This has been identified as Dermatobranchus gonatophora.

Dear Kheong,
This has similarities Dermatobranchus nigropunctatus Baba, 1949, but in that species there are a series of black specks along the dorsal ridges not black lines. I don't know of any published record of your animal so it may be another unnamed species
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Apr 24). Comment on Dermatobranchus from Malaysia by Kheong Sann Chan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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