Hypselodoris dollfusi
(Pruvot-Fol, 1933)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Known only from the Gulf of Suez and Khor Fakken, United Arab Emirates, northern Indian Ocean.


UPPER: Khor Fakken, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Carole Harris and Leon Betts.
LOWER: A scan of original painting published by Pruvot-Fol (1933).

This species was originally described by Pruvot-Fol (1933) in a paper on the nudibranchs of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Hypselodoris dollfusi is a typical Chromodoris shape, reaching 50 mm in length. The body is opaque white overall, with a bright yellow-orange marginal band. The notum has a series of deep pink-purple rings of varying diameters, which surround a circle of lavender. In some specimens the area within these rings have a bluish tinge. The rhinophores and gills are red.

•Gosliner, T.M. & Behrens, D.W. (2000) Two new species of Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) from the tropical Indo-Pacific, with a redescription of Hypselodoris dollfusi (Pruvot-Fol, 1933). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 52(10): 111-124, 7 figs.
•Pruvot-Fol, A., (1933) Mission Robert Ph. Dollfus en Egypte. Opisthobranchiata. Memoires de l'Institut d'Egypte, 21: 89-159, pls. 1-4.

Authorship details
Behrens, D.W., 2000 (December 21) Hypselodoris dollfusi (Pruvot-Fol, 1933). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsdoll

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