species: Chromodoris lochi in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chromodoris lochi

©Simon Gingins: Chromodoris lochi at Lizard Island.

©Barbara Banks: Chromodoris lochi south of south island: note different colour on gills

©Barbara Banks: Chromodoris lochi, note different colour on gills found fringing reef south of south island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Nudibranchia
Family Chromodorididae
Genus Chromodoris
Species Chromodoris lochi



Distinguishing features

Very pale blue with dark blue broken encircling band and broken stripe along mid dorsal line; pale pink to yellow rhinophores and gills (Humann et al, 2010).


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Other references

  • Cheney, K.L., A. White, I.W. Mudianta, A.E. Winters, M. Quezada, R.J. Capon, E. Mollo and M.J. Garson (2016). Choose your weaponry: selective storage of a single toxic compound, Latrunculin A, by closely related nudibranch molluscs. PLOS One, 11(1): e0145134. LIRS catalog number 1990.
  • Waegele, H., I. Burghardt, N. Anthes, J. Evertsen, A. Klussman-Kolb and G. Brodie (2006). Species diversity of opisthobranch molluscs on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, In: Contemporary studies into the systematics and evolution of opisthobranch molluscs, (Eds. G. Brodie, S. Fahey and F.E. Wells), Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 69: 33-59. LIRS catalog number 1036.