Chromodoris albopunctata
(Garrett, 1879)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Indo-West Ppacific


UPPER: W side Bongoyo Is, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, June 1 1976. MIDDLE: 6km N of Kunduchi Beach, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 6 February 1974. On sponge covered rock. LOWER: SE Orpheus Is, North Queensland, Australia, April 1985. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

Considerable variation in mantle colour from red to yellow, but in all cases there is a pattern of white spots and and rings and a pale blue border. In all specimens the ubderside of the mantle and all the body and foot are bright yellow. Grows to 3cm or more.

• Garrett, A. (1879). Description of a new species of Goniobranchus. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, (1879): 31.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 25) Chromodoris albopunctata (Garrett, 1879). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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