Chromodoris aspersa (Gould, 1852)

Chromodoris aspersa
Chromodoris aspersa
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 25 July 2014
Location: 
Diggers Camp
Depth: 
1m
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Indo-Pacific region generally, including South Africa, Reunion Island, Myanmar and Okinawa to the north and the Hawaiian Islands in the east. In Australia recorded from the Great Barrier Reef.

Ecological Notes:

Recorded from rocky shores in both exposed and protected locations from intertidal to a depth of at least 30m.

Additional Notes:

Specimen pictured found in intertidal area, depth 1m. Characteristic purple spots surrounded by a purplish halo helps to identify this species. Grows to around 30mm.