Hypselodoris acriba
Marcus & Marcus, 1967

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae




On wreck of "The Aquila" on Roatan, Honduras, approx 85 feet.60 mm long. Photo: Dave Behrens.

The body is blue, covered with a fine yellow-gold mesh pattern. The rhinophores are brilliant purple-blue and the gills are gold. A wide marginal band of white to pink follows the highly ruffled mantle margin. The very edge of the mantle has a thin yellow followed by red line. A series of irregular black spots occurs along the inner edge of the ruffled margin. The yellow mesh network occurs over the tail and hyponotum.

Like so many of the Marcus' scientific names, no one seems to know the derivation of the name acriba.

• Marcus, Er. & Marcus, Ev. (1967) American opisthobranch mollusks. Part 1, Tropical American opisthobranchs. Studies in Tropical Oceanography, Miami, 6(1-2): 1-137. (Figs 1-150, Pl.1, figs 1-9).

Authorship details
Behrens, D.W., 2000 (October 23) Hypselodoris acriba Marcus & Marcus, 1967. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsacri

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