Photographed by: João Pedro Silva
Thick black lines, white and orange.
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.
interesting, with the faint black next to the orange. It is the first time I have seen this.
A perfect example, dense black ground colour with thin white lines.
No blue, and no white line along the edge of the margin, and marginal oragne paler than gills and rhinophores.
Black, white, and yellow – no blue!
Black and white, and no white edge to the mantle.
Not sure – maybe Chromodoris africana
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).
Need a full dorsal photo but the pattern is very clear!
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.
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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