Glossodoris rufomarginata

Red margined glossodoris | Nudibranch
Glossodoris rufomarginata
Glossodoris rufomarginata, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Glossodoris rufomarginata
Glossodoris rufomarginata, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Glossodoris rufomarginata
Glossodoris rufomarginata, WA, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
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Glossodoris rufomarginata
Glossodoris rufomarginata
Glossodoris rufomarginata


Tropical Indo-Pacific


The mantle has an orange-brown speckled pattern. The mantle edge is a similar colour with a white submarginal band.


Max Size: 5 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 16.5-32.3°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 (3.6% 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: Few (2 per transect)

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

Edit by: Nicola Davis