Species Index

Chromodoris strigata
(Rudman, 1982)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-Pacific region, from the Red Sea to South Africa, the Solomon Islands to Japan. In Australia recorded from the central Queensland coast and Swains Reef.

Ecological Notes: Frequents rocky and coral reef where it feeds on sponges. Depth to at least 20 m.

Additional Notes: Bluish back with longitudinal black lines. Mantle has fine white margin with sub-marginal yellow band, rhinophores and gills orange/yellow. Similar C. elisabethina has white band between the yellow band and the blue of the mantle dorsal surface. Grows to 30 mm.

References: Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.123.

Atlas of Living Australia at Accessed 20/02/2019.

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. Accessed 20/02/2019.