Gosliner and Behrens, 2004
Known only from Qatar [Arabian/Persian Gulf] and United Arab Emirates [Gulf of Oman]
Upper: Doha, Qatar. Arabian Gulf. 2nd February 1979, 12 metres, Approx 2.5mm long. Photo: Tony Reavill. Lower: Khawr Fakkan, 12m. Gulf of Oman, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Carole Harris.
The mantle is creamy white with large wine-red or purple rounded patches scattered over the mantle and forming a broken band around the edge. There are usually a number of smaller orange-yellow spots, of variable size, in each purple patch. In the case of the purple patches around the mantle edge, the yellow spots form a submarginal mantle band. Sometimes yellow spots occur on white parts of the mantle but this is rare. The rhinophore pockets have a raised sheath which sometime bears a purple patch with smaller yellow spots. The gills and rhinophores are translucent white with opaque white edging. The photos I have seen of this animal show only the mantle so the colour of the animal and foot is unknown.
• Gosliner, T.M. & Behrens, D.W. (2004) Two of New Species of Dorid Nudibranchs (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) from the Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the Californian Academy of Sciences, 55(1): 1-10.
Rudman, W.B., 2004 (July 10) Chromodoris cazae Gosliner and Behrens, 2004. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/chrocaza
Chromodoris cazae from Qatar
From: Tony Reavill, August 5, 2004
A name for Chromodoris sp. 15
From: Dave Behrens, July 10, 2004
Re: Chromodoris sp. 15
From: Tony Reavill, February 10, 2004
Chromodorid from Persian Gulf
From: Tony Reavill, February 6, 2004