Chromodoris burni

Image courtesy of Jim Black
Anilao, Philippines

Chromodoris burni taken by Webmaster at Anilao on same trip
Chromodoris burni Rudman, 1982

Named to recognize the contributions of fellow Australian slugologist Robert Burn , it is often confused with Chromodoris striatella. It is one of the few species to remain in the genus Chromodoris after Johnson and Gosliner revamped the entire family.

It is distinguished by its orange marginal band and numerous black lines on the white notum. It differs from C. striatella in having an orange gill and rhinophores that lack white specks.

It distribution seems to be limited to Indonesia, New Caledonia, Queensland, Australia, the Philippines and possibly southern Japan.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Jul., 2013
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Jim and buddy Mike doing Jake & Elwood......The Blues Brothers !!

Jim Black is retired from US Airways after 27 years as a pilot..., flying Captain on an Airbus 330 Internationally.

Diving since 1970...with over 5200 dives logged. Shoots Nikon D-300 in Subal Housing with Ikelite strobes. Macro Mate on 105mm for supermacro.

Jim's photography has been featured in a number of books and publications including Helmut Debelius' Nudibranchs and Sea Snails of Gosliner, Behrens and Williams Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific. A photo of Jim petting a shark in "Sleeping Shark Caves" off Isla Mujeres Island, Mexico, taken by Amy Foster his significant other, recently appeared in Dave Behrens' Diving Guide to Cozumel, Cancun & The Riviera Maja.

Jim has been a solid supporter of the Slug Site since day one. His countless contributions put him near the top of the list of photographers who have greatly expanded our knowledge of sea slugs. There are a lot of kids in the formative stage of their education who are getting their first introduction to our sea slug friends via the great photographs Jim and other contributors have made to the site. My hat is off to Jim for making this presentation possible!

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