Hypselodoris insulana
Gosliner & Johnson, 1999

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Midway & Kure Atolls {Leeward Hawaiian Archipelago]


Kure Atoll, 1979, Leeward Hawaiian Artchipelago. approx 30mm. PHOTO: Scott Johnson.

Grows to about 50mm in length. Gosliner & Johnson (1999) consider this to be a closely related to the very similarly coloured H. peasei [as H. andersoni] but note that H. insulana is much larger, and has quite differently shaped radular teeth. See Scott Johnson's message below.

•Gosliner, T.M. & Johnson, R.F. (1999) Phylogeny of Hypselodoris (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) with a review of the monophyletic clade of Indo-Pacific species, including descriptions of twelve new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125: 1-114.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 9) Hypselodoris insulana Gosliner & Johnson, 1999. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsinsu

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