Hypselodoris emma
Rudman, 1977

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific.


UPPER RIGHT: Ras Kankadya, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 40mm long, April 1973. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.
LOWER LEFT: Pelorus Is, North Queensland, Australia, October 1983, PHOTO: Bill Rudman.
LOWER RIGHT: Cebu, Philippines,20m. March 1983. PHOTO: B.E.Picton.

The body is a pale cream or yellow with a purple or bluish border to both the foot and the mantle. there are three purple longitudinal lines on the mantle and four brownish lines whch vary in intensity in different individuals. The gills and rhinophores are a brilliant reddish orange and in Pacific specimens there is a white tip to the rhinophores.

Compare this species with Hypselodoris maridadilus and Hypselodoris whitei (=Hypselodoris mouaci).

• Rudman, W.B. (1977) Chromodorid opisthobranch Mollusca from East Africa and the tropical West Pacific. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 61: 351-397.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (February 19) Hypselodoris emma Rudman, 1977. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsemma

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