Chromodoris galactos
Rudman & Johnson in Rudman, 1985

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Known only from the Marshall Islands.


Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands. Photo: Scott Johnson.

Another of the white chromodorids with either an orange, yellow, red or purple mantle margin or some combination of these colours. C. galactos falls into the C. fidelis colour group and is characterised by a submarginal reddish-maroon or purplish band with scattered bright white spots, probably glandular in nature.

•Rudman, W.B. (1985) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris aureomarginata, C. verrieri and C. fidelis colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 83: 241-299.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (December 30) Chromodoris galactos Rudman & Johnson in Rudman, 1985. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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