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    Photographed on “Coral Garden” off Eriyadu Island Resort, this relatively uncommon species of Chromodoris seems to be restricted to the Indian Ocean and widely distributed in Sri Lanka and subsequently from Tanzania and the Maldives.

    From its colour pattern, it seems to be a sibling species of the western Pacific species Chromodoris coi. In C. glenei, the central part of the mantle is an orange-brown colour with deep purple or black markings. In C. coi the central region is a dull brown colour with a darker mottling of the same color. In both species there is a very similarly shaped wavy edge to the central region of the mantle and in both species the mantle margin consists of an inner dull purple band and outer white band.

    Name: Chromodoris gleniei (Kelaart, 1858)
    Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
    Suborder: DORIDINA
    Family: Chromodorididae

    Reference: Rudman, W.B. (1987a) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris epicuria, C.aureopurpurea, C. annulata, C. coi and Risbecia tryoni colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 90: 305-407.

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    1. JimBoots 47 months ago | reply

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    2. 35NW3 47 months ago | reply

      very nice like it

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    4. gillybooze 47 months ago | reply

      i am green with envy. Nicely captured pair.

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    5. Mohamed Nabeel 47 months ago | reply

      Beautiful n creepy!!!

    6. altsaint 47 months ago | reply

      Super nudi shot!

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    9. pilimm21 47 months ago | reply

      Ohhhh!!! So beautiful !!!

    10. T H 0 H A 47 months ago | reply

      excellent click man ;-)

      how do you manage to take sharp underwater photos like this?

    11. Haanee Naeem 47 months ago | reply

      simple! just breathe & never hold your breath. Oh, one more thing, Take a Canon G11 with you ;)

    12. jordi benitez -Mikan- 47 months ago | reply

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    13. Moncton Photographer 47 months ago | reply

      Very cool color, lovely photo.

    14. springbob 47 months ago | reply

      good capture hard to spot and a rare find

    15. ashfaa 47 months ago | reply

      beautiful colors

    16. Umar Maniku 45 months ago | reply

      excellent! Been searcing for great nudis like these for ages and no luck so far.

    17. Shiran's Photographs 37 months ago | reply

      You are the man !!!

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