Chromodoris tinctoria

(Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Chromodoris tinctoria
Photographed by: Graham Abbott

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3227
This name is used with some uncertainty as the Chromodoris reticulata species group has yet to be monographed. This colour form seems unique to Hawaii.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1679
Fortunately the foot is visible in this picture because it bears the large mid-dorsal blotch, which is distinctive and characteristic for this species and not for the similar-looking Chromodoris reticulata.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2208
A nice photo showing a typical individual. Note the orange marginal band and relatively few gills. The top of the tail would have had a large coloured spot just on the area hidden by the mantle.

I like your idea of including similar looking species on the same page as the main species – in this case Chromodoris albopunctata and Chromodoris reticulata.

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Pictures of Chromodoris tinctoria

Chromodoris tinctoria from Sydney, Australia
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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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