Chromodoris albopunctata

(Garrett, 1879)

Chromodoris albopunctata
Photographed by: Anouk Houben

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

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #34655
This is a juvenile of C. albopunctata.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #32959
A very small juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8177
A very tiny juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4632
A typical individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2442
This is the only one of this group with a blue marginal band. And also it has a consistent pattern of small white circles arranged around every red pustule, so it is easy to separate from Chromodoris reticulata and Chromodoris tinctoria.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1598
A typical individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1148
This large nudibranch is recognised by the reddish orange mantle with consecutive bluish mauve, black, and yellow bands at the margin. The mantle’s upper surface has numerous small regularly spaced rounded pustules as well as hundreds of red spots like stippling, each with an opaque white ring (ocellated). The mantle’s under surface and foot sole are uniformly yellow-ochre. It regularly raises and lowers the margin of the mantle with a rippling motion when it is crawling.

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Pictures of Chromodoris albopunctata

Chromodoris albopunctata from Réunion
Location: Réunion
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Chromodoris albopunctata from Lembeh, Indonesia
Posted 5 years ago
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Chromodoris albopunctata from Dumaguete, Philippines
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Chromodoris albopunctata from Brunei Darussalam
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Chromodoris albopunctata from Sangeang Island, Indonesia
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Chromodoris albopunctata from Sumbawa, Indonesia
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Chromodoris albopunctata from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
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Chromodoris albopunctata from Romblon, Philippines
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Chromodoris albopunctata from Bima, Indonesia
Location: Bima, Indonesia
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Similar Species

Author: Dr. Richard C. Willan

Chromodoris reticulata has more than 14 gills and no rows of blood-red spots on the outer flanks of the mantle that are possessed by the real Chromodoris tinctoria.

 
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