Chromodoris joshi

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Chromodoris joshi
Chromodoris nudibranch komodo.jpg
Chromodoris joshi in the Komodo National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Chromodoris
Species: C. joshi
Binomial name
Chromodoris joshi
Gosliner & Behrens, 1998[1]

Chromodoris joshi is a species of sea slug. It is a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.[2][3]

The nudibranch Chromodoris joshi, Pemuteran, Bali.


Reaching 60 mm in length, Chromodoris joshi is yellow with three black stripes on its mantle. The marginal band fades from dark golden yellow at the edge, to a buttery yellow. It is covered with white flecks. The rhinophores and gills are a pumpkin orange.[4]


Chromodoris joshi can be found in the Philippines, Sumatra, the Andaman Sea, and Indonesia.[5]


  1. ^ Gosliner T.M. & Behrens D.W. (1998) Five new species of Chromodoris (Molluscs: Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) from the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4) 50(5): 139-165., page(s): 139-145
  2. ^ Caballer, M. (2015). Chromodoris joshi Gosliner & Behrens, 1998. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-12-06
  3. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 397 pp.
  4. ^ Behrens, D.W. (1999). "Nudibranch of the Week is Chromodoris joshi". Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  5. ^ Rudman, W.B., 1998 (September 10) Chromodoris joshi Gosliner & Behrens, 1998. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.