Chromodoris sp. 12
Sunabe, Okinawa, Japan. Upper: 7 May 2000, 12mm long, 6m depth. Lower: 3 May 2000, 10mm long, 17m depth. PHOTOS: Kazuko Matsuda
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Rudman, W.B., 2001 (January 24) Chromodoris sp. 12 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/chrosp12
November 13, 2001
From: Yasuhiro Shirai
I have attached an image of an animal I found at Kushimoto area, Kii Peninsula, central Japan. It hid under a rock.
First time, I thought that it was Chromodoris sinensis, but my animal doesn't have a red outer line around the mantle border.
Water temperature: 26 degrees.
Please identify this animal.
firstname.lastname@example.orgShirai, I., 2001 (Nov 13) Chromodoris sp 12 from Kii Peninsula, Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5513
This looks to be the same as Kazuko Matsuda's animal from Okinawa. I am sure that it does not have a name so I am temporarily calling it Chromodoris sp. 12. However we won't know whether it is a Chromodoris, or a member of a related genus, until we know something about its anatomy.
January 31, 2001
From: Kazuko Matsuda
I found these animals at Sunabe in Okinawa, Japan, and I cannot identify. You mention some species name which have very similar colour patterns to Chromodoris verrieri on its page. Is this one of them?
Upper: 7 May 2000, 12mm long, 6m depth Lower: 3 May 2000, 10mm long, 17m depth
email@example.comMatsudo, K., 2001 (Jan 31) Chromodoris sp. from Okinawa, Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2843
This is an interesting find. The only white unspotted chromodorid I can think of with a submarginal yellow band like this is Chromodoris aureomarginata from New Zealand, which has white gills and rhinophores. Your animal is probably an unnamed species. I would need to know something about its anatomy before I could definitely say whether it is a Chromodoris or belongs to a related genus.