Felimida purpurea is a large dorid nudibranch. Its base
colour is pinkish, occasionally having darker pink
central blotches or marbling, with a bright yellow line
along the margin and occasionally whitish spots
submarginally. This nudibranch is very distinct and
easily identified in the field.
Oral tentacles: 2 in number, very short, pale pink. Rhinophores: Dark pink, finely lamellate, retractile. Gills: Present, purplish pink to red in colour with white
tips, unipinnate. Foot: Pale pink without any appendages, with a thin
yellow marginal line at the upper posterior area.
Size range: 62-80mm. Rare.
Specific characteristics: This species is easy to
distinguish in the field by its large size, pattern and
Identification by Dr. A. Perrone as Chromodoris purpurea