Chromodoris cf. colemani from North Sulawesi

October 11, 2002
From: Marli Wakeling

Hi Bill,
I'm having a bit of difficulty with this one. It looks a bit like Chromodoris cf. colemani, or Chromodoris quadricolor. I've send two views of the same critter.

Location: Batu merah, Lembeh Straight, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date: July 2002
Depth: 40 feet
Length: 2.5 cm.
Photographs: Marli Wakeling


Wakeling, M., 2002 (Oct 11) Chromodoris cf. colemani from North Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Marli,
This is the 'form' I am calling Chromodoris cf. colemani at present. An interesting thing about your photos is the sponge your slug is on. It could be a species of Aplysilla or Dysidea, so it is worth noting as a possible food. Certainly worth looking out for a possible association in the future.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Oct 11). Comment on Chromodoris cf. colemani from North Sulawesi by Marli Wakeling. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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