Chromodoris africana

Eliot, 1904

Chromodoris africana
Photographed by: João Pedro Silva

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Chromodorididae
Species:Chromodoris africana

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #4021
Thick black lines, white and orange.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #17622
I have never seen one with so much black, but the paler orange margin with NO white line on the edge, and the orange rhinophore and gill rims indicte C. africana.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #20335
interesting, with the faint black next to the orange. It is the first time I have seen this.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #22519
A perfect example, dense black ground colour with thin white lines.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #16679
No blue, and no white line along the edge of the margin, and marginal oragne paler than gills and rhinophores.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #4917
Black, white, and yellow – no blue!

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #12928
Black and white, and no white edge to the mantle.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #13604
Not sure – maybe Chromodoris africana

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #13404
This is an exceptional and unique individual with the black longitudinal stripes on the dorsum so broad that they have fused into a solid black zone with barely a hint of either of the two white lines that are normally present (they can just be made out as white scallops in front of either rhinophore).

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #12941
Need a full dorsal photo but the pattern is very clear!

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #10233
The lines are black and white in Chromodoris africana. This is a perfect specimen! With the rhinophores and gills more orange than the border, and two neat black lines.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2994
This name is presently given to populations from southern Africa that have a narrow orange marginal band and very vivid white stripes. However, it appears to intergrade with, and is probably the same as, Chromodoris quadricolor from the northwestern Indian Ocean (far greater external variation is allowed for other members of the black-striped colour group of Chromodoris). More individuals need to be examined to test if the supposed differences in radular teeth between these species are really consistent.

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Pictures of Chromodoris africana

Chromodoris africana from Anilao, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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