Rudman & Johnson in Rudman, 1985
Known only from the Marshall Islands.
Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands. Photo: Scott Johnson.
Another of the white chromodorids with either an orange, yellow, red or purple mantle margin or some combination of these colours. C. galactos falls into the C. fidelis colour group and is characterised by a submarginal reddish-maroon or purplish band with scattered bright white spots, probably glandular in nature.
•Rudman, W.B. (1985) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris aureomarginata, C. verrieri and C. fidelis colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 83: 241-299.
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (December 30) Chromodoris galactos Rudman & Johnson in Rudman, 1985. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/chrogala
January 1, 2001
From: Scott Johnson
Here are some images of Chromodoris galactos from Enewetak Atoll. These three specimens were in the 15 to 25mm range. So far, I've found this species only at Enewetak, although it is obviously closely related to Marshall Islands' C. rubrocornuta (in particular, the single specimen from Rongelap Atoll, e181r).
Johnson, S., 2001 (Jan 1) Chromodoris galactos from Enewetak Atoll. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3446
As I have suggested in reply to your earlier message I suspect e181r is C. galactos rather than C. rubrocornuta.