Chromodoris strigata

Chromodoris strigata, is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae. [2]



This species occurs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific Ocean. It has been observed in localities as far apart as Madagascar in Africa to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.[1]


Chromodoris strigata is pale blue with black longitudinal lines on its body and upper mantle. It has a bright orange-edged mantle and bright orange gills and rhinophores. This species is easily confused with Chromodoris elisabethina.


This species, like many other nudibranchs, feeds on sponges. It has been seen feeding on yellow sponges from the Darwinellidae family.[3]


  1. ^ a b [1] Sea Slug Forum, accessed 17 December 2009.
  2. ^ Caballer, M. (2011). Chromodoris strigata Rudman, 1982. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-01-13
  3. ^ [2] Sea Slug Forum Messages, accessed 14 December 2009.
  • Rudman W.B. (1982) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris quadricolor, C. lineolata and Hypselodoris nigrolineata colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 76: 183-241. page(s): 229
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