Chromodoris thompsoni
Rudman, 1983

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


UPPER: Twofold Bay, southern New South Wales, March 1986.
LOWER RIGHT: Callala Pt, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, May, 1981.
LOWER LEFT: Quarantine Bch, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, October 1989.
PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

There are many red and orange-spotted species of chromodorid in New South Wales and southeastern Australia. I have discussed this example of mimicry on a separate page.

• Rudman, W.B. (1983) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris splendida, C. aspersa and Hypselodoris placida colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 78: 105-173.
• Rudman, W.B. (1991) Purpose in Pattern: the evolution of colour in chromodorid nudibranchs. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 57, (T.E. Thompson Memorial Issue): 5-21.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (June 3) Chromodoris thompsoni Rudman, 1983. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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