Chromodoris tinctoria [Status Unaccepted]   (Ruppell & Leuckart,  1828) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Max length 7.0 cm TL (male)

Color: The main color differences are found at the border of the mantle. Usually there is an irregular white region between the yellow border and the red reticulate pattern which covers most of the mantle. In some animals this white region is absent or can occur just around the anterior end. In others the white region is a very regular white submarginal band, and in others small rounded patches of the reticulate pattern form red spots in the white region. Sometimes these spots are uniform red, but usually they have a red reticulate pattern.

Similar species: Glossodoris cincta, Glossodoris hikuerensis

Synonym (s)
Chromodoris reticulata (Pease, 1866)
Doris tinctoria Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramakrishna; Sreeraj, CR; Raghunathan, C; Sivaperuman, C; Yogesh Kumar, JS; Raghuraman, R; Immanuel, T and Rajan, PT (2010) Guide to Opisthobranchs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 187 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • (1998) Sea Slug Forum Australian Museum Available at -
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at -

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