|The family Chromodorididae
includes species that are often brightly colored and
elaborately patterned, presumably advertising their distastefulness.
Most chromodorids store toxic chemicals from their sponge food in
mantle glands, usually
concentrated in a submarginal band on the notum, in order to repel
is the largest Indo-Pacific nudibranch family, with more than 600
species, and it is well-represented in Hawaii with at least 41 species
in 11 genera (Ardeadoris, Ceratosoma, Chromodoris, Diversidoris, Doriprismatica, Glossodoris, Goniobranchus, Hypselodoris, Mexichromis, Thorunna, and Verconia ).