Chromodoris baumanni
Bertsch, 1970

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Central Gulf of California to Ecuador, Galapagos Ids.


These animals were all in the 50-60mm range and were photographed at depths of 3-5 meters near Bahia de Concepcion in the Sea of Cortez. Lower photo of animal on probable food sponge. Photos: Scott Johnson.

Translucent creamy yellow with edge of mantle and foot a more opaque white. Mantle covered with red spots, the edge of the notum being encircled with a continuous band of orange dots. Foot banded by orange. Rhinophores white, with a red tip.

• Bertsch, H. (1978). The Chromodoridinae Nudibranchs from the Pacific Coast of America – Part II. The genus Chromodoris. The Veliger, 20 (4): 307-327.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (October 13) Chromodoris baumanni Bertsch, 1970. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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