Chromodoris sp.?

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Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

Chromodoris sp.? (Undescribed)

Sometimes trying to make an identification from a photograph is just plain futile. Here is an example.

This species looks like Chromodoris burni, but the geographic range of Eastern Australia rules it out. The next similar critter, in my opinion, would be a dark variation of Chromodoris sp. 11, in NSSI 2nd edition. The black dashes between the mantle margin and dorsal lines match its description. It even has some dark areas on the dorsum. Also, its occurrence in the Philippines matches.

But then there are Chromodoris sp. 9 and sp. 10 with orange rhinophores and gill and longitudinal stripes. What's your guess?

Dave Behrens
New Braunfels, TX
Sept., 2023
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