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Chromodoris willani

Chromodoris willani (*)

Chromodoris willani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Superorder: Heterobranchia
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridacea
Superfamily: Eudoridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Chromodoris
Species: C. willani
Binomial name
Chromodoris willani
Rudman, 1982

Chromodoris willani is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.


This nudibranch is similar in appearance to Chromodoris lochi, Chromodoris boucheti and Chromodoris dianae. What distinguishes this species from the others are the white specks found on the gills and rhinophores.

Individuals in this species can range in color from dark blue to a translucent white with black stripes.


This nudibranch is found in the Western Pacific Ocean, from Indonesia and the Philippines to Vanuatu.


* Debelius, Helmut, 2001, Nudibranchs and Sea Snails: Indo-Pacific Field Guide, IKAN - Unterwasserarchiv, Frankfurt, Germany.

Blue version of Chromodoris willani (*)

External links

* Sea Slug Forum: [1]

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