Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz
This seems to be one of the variations identified by Rudman, who originally described the species. He seems to think it is really variable.Chromodoris hamiltoni
, which usually has more orange centrally but is rather variable in the western Indian Ocean (limited distribution).
I can just see a bit of orange in the centre of the back?? If not (any other photos in the series?) then maybe Chromodoris elisabethina
Yes, with the orange patches in the middle of the dorsum.
This chromodorid nudibranch is distinguished by the broad salmon-pink to orange marginal band. Not all individuals possess the narrow white band between the salmon-pink band and the outermost black band. It is endemic to the tropical western Indian Ocean.
Pictures of Chromodoris hamiltoni
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