March 29, 2003
From: Scott Johnson
I think you can add Chromodoris vibrata to the list of species with purple under their anterior margin. This is not the best photo, but shows a 25mm individual from Hawaii with its anterior margin flapping up and back, exposing the underside.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJohnson, S., 2003 (Mar 29) Species with purple under anterior margin. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9521
I think I'll have to make a special page for this list or it will get lost. Interestingly from your earlier photos of this species, it eats the same dark blue sponge I mention is the food of C. hintuanensis and C. geometrica, two other species with purple on the underside of the anterior mantle.
Original illustration of Doris vibrata Pease 1860
From: Bill Rudman, March 7, 2005
Re: Chromodoris vibrata? from Hachijo Island , Japan
From: Scott Johnson, November 21, 2001
Chromodoris vibrata? from Hachijo Island , Japan
From: Nishina Masayoshi, November 10, 2001
Chromodoris vibrata from Okinawa
From: Bob Bolland, January 13, 2001
Chromodoris vibrata from Hawaii
From: Scott Johnson, January 11, 2001