Glossodoris dalli
(Bergh, 1879)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Tropical East Pacific - Baha California to Galapagos Ids.


UPPER: Shallow subtidal off Isla Luz, Bahia de Concepcion, Sea of Cortez, Mexico. February, 1992. Photo: Jeff Goddard.
LOWER: Careyeros, intertidal. Bahia de Banderas, Mexico. 23 February, 2002. Photo: Alicia Hermosillo

Translucent white background colour with black/brown spots on the mantle and the sides of the body. Cream, and sometimes orange to red spots are mixed among the blackish mantle. Rhinophores and gills are white with orange or light red tips.

• Bertsch, H. (1978). The Chromodoridinae Nudibranchs from the Pacific Coast of America – Part III. The genus Chromolaichma and Mexichromis. The Veliger, 21(1): 70-86.

Synonyms are C. banksi and C. sonora. See Jeff Goddard's message for further photos.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (October 10) Glossodoris dalli (Bergh, 1879). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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