Chromodoris leopardus

Rudman, 1987

Chromodoris leopardus
Photographed by: Erwin Kodiat

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #14966
I would love to think the egg mass belonged to one of these!

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #25464
This is an atypical individual that has exceptionally large gills and black spots instead of rings.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4458
I think this is Chromodoris leopardus because the black spots are quite large and several of them are hollow. By contrast, Risbecia tryoni would have more numerous smaller black spots with no white centres.

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Pictures of Chromodoris leopardus

Chromodoris leopardus from Alor, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Alor, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from Alor, Indonesia
Location: Alor, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from Redang, Malaysia
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from PNG
Location: PNG
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from PNG
Location: PNG
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from PNG
Location: PNG
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from Lankayan, Malaysia
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from Boracay, Philippines
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from Bunaken, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Chromodoris leopardus from Solomon Islands
Location: Solomon Islands
Posted 7 years ago
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Similar Species

Author: Nila Murti

Risbecia tryoni has somewhat longish body form compared to Chromodoris leopardus which is more oval like. It also has a reduced mantle overlap, while Chromodoris leopardus has a wide mantle overlap. Both have very narrow purple colour band at the mantle edge. However in Chromodoris leopardus there is a second, broader white border immediately inside.

Perhaps the clearest difference is in the markings on the purplish or brownish mantle; Risbecia tryoni has dark round spots encircled by whites, while in Chromodoris leopardus the white-haloed markings are hollow rings, like in its namesake, the leopard.

Risbecia tryoni from Anilao, Philippines
(467 photos)
 
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