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/The Conscientious Marine Aquarist

Nudibranchs, The Naked-Gill Sea Slugs, pt. 2

To: Pt. 1, Pt. 3, Pt. 4, Pt. 5, Pt. 6, Pt. 7, Pt. 8, Pt. 9, Pt. 10

By Bob Fenner

Chromodoris kunlei

Chromodoris lochi Rudman 1982. Pale blue bodied, black lines. Small gills, broken blue lines, consistently colored tentacles and rhinophores yellow-pink. Feeds on sponges. N. Sulawesi and Nuka Hiva, Marquesas images. 

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Chromodoris magnifica. Indo-Pacific; Malaysia, Australia and PNG. Orange, black and bluish stripes on dorsum. To 5.5 cm. N. & S. Sulawesi images.  http://www.seaslugforum.net/search.cfm?searchstring=Chromodoris+magnifica

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Chromodoris nyalya Red-Line Blue Sea Goddess. Occasionally found in Florida, S. Bahamas. To 3/4 ". This one off Bimini.

Chromodoris pallida. Indo-Pacific; Malaysia to Japan. To 3.5 cm. N. Sulawesi (Lembeh Strait) pic. 

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Chromodoris quadricolor Ruppell & Leuckart 1828. Red Sea, eastern Africa... changing and being called other species heading into the Pacific (C. annae, C. elizabethina, C. magnifica).  To 4.5 cm. in length. Below: in Bunaken, Indonesia, an aquarium and in the Red Sea. http://www.seaslugforum.net/search.cfm?searchstring=Chromodoris+quadricolor+
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Chromodoris reticulata (Quoy & Gaimard 1832). Reticulated red/white pattern on back. East Africa to the Philippines. Here in N. Sulawesi.

Chromodoris rufomarginata... maybe a nomen nudum... see the genus Glossodoris below...  http://forum.kapalselam.org/2005/06/08/orange-chromodoris/

<But nowhere to be found on the seaslugforum...>

Chromodoris sphoni, Red Cross Nudibranch. Seen from above, the dorsal red cross pattern is definitive (along w/ dist.) To 1.25" length. To 60 ft. depths. Central Sea of Cortes to Panama. Noted to feed on red sponge. Cabo 2016; Di pic.

Chromodoris vibrata (Pease 1860), the Trembling Nudibranch. Named for the continuous movement of its gills (other chromodorids exhibit this behavior as well). Possibly a Hawaiian endemic (but may be found in Okinawa as well). Shallows to 80 ft. To 1 1/4". Kona pic. 

Chromodoris willani. Pale blue bodied, black lines. Small gills, inconsistently colored tentacles and large rhinophores also speckled white. Feeds on sponges. Fiji and S. Sulawesi images. 

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Chromodoris sp. 6 according to Gosliner, Behrens, Valdes 2008. S. Leyte 2013

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