Chromodoris quadricolor

(Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Chromodoris quadricolor
Photographed by: Karen Curtis-Vincent

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #31004
overexposed, so the blue is rather pale.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #15457
The entral blue bancs, white margin, and elegant elongate shape are all indicative of C. quadricolor.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #15256
Quite possibly - I have a specimen from Socotra, so let's see if it turns up anywhere else near the Red Sea...

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #17113
Yes, similar to one from Chagos.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10738
A nice photo of a typical individual.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #10231
With blue instead of white, and the orange border pretty much the same colour as the gills and rhinophores.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #9559
It was originally described from the Red Sea and occurs in Tanzania also.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #9697
It was originally described from the Red Sea and occurs in Tanzania also.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8696
A badly mutilated individual. The heart is fully exposed as a transparent sphere immediately in front of the gills

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #1848
Comment from Dr. Nathalie Yonow: Another Chromodoris quadricolor, but fuzzy. They happen. Distinguished from Chromodoris africana by the blue colouring and the white line along the edge of the mantle margin.

Comment from Dr. Richard C. Willan: Thirty years ago it was seriously believed that all the black-striped chromodorids in the world were just variants of this species. Now there as many as 20 species in this group. How times have changed!

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #1819
On the sponge Latrunculia

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Pictures of Chromodoris quadricolor

Chromodoris quadricolor from Malindi, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Posted 8 years ago
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Chromodoris quadricolor from Malindi, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Posted 7 years ago
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