Chromodoris elisabethina

Elisabeth’s nudibranch
Chromodoris elisabethina
Chromodoris elisabethina, Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Chromodoris elisabethina
Chromodoris elisabethina, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Chromodoris elisabethina
Chromodoris elisabethina, Coral Sea, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Chromodoris elisabethina
Chromodoris elisabethina
Chromodoris elisabethina


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


The mantle central area is bright blue with longitudinal black lines and ringed with black. The mantle margin is yellow or cream, with a thin white band on either side, the foot is similarly coloured. Rhinophores and gills are bright orange. Grows to 70 mm, known to feed on Dysidea sp. sponges.


Max Size: 3 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-30.7°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (4.7% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.