Glossodoris cruenta
Rudman, 1986

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Tropical Western Pacific


UPPER: Rocky Point, Lizard Is., Queensland, Australia. December 1975. Photo: Ian Loch
LOWER: Lizard Is., Queensland. 1974. Note mucous secretions streaming from mantle glands. Photo: Geoff Biddle.

Quite similar in colour to Glossodoris rubroannulata which differs in having a thin red line along the outer edge of the white rather than red spots along the inner edge.

• Rudman, W.B. (1986) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: The genus Glossodoris Ehrenberg (= Casella, H. & A. Adams). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 86(2): 101-184.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (October 25) Glossodoris cruenta Rudman, 1986. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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