Goniobranchus epicurius

Delightful chromodoris | Chromodoris epicuria
Goniobranchus epicurius
Goniobranchus epicurius


Temperate Australasia


Light coloured body, usually with a row of orange spots around the outer margin and fine orange spots on the back. Animals living in the western part of the range generally have a pink background, whereas those from Tasmania are white. The species is moderately common and is often associated with the sponge Aplysilla rosea.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 0-30m

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 (1.2% 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.

Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney