Hypselodoris reidi
Gosliner & Johnson, 1999

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Known from Luzon, sthn Philippines, and reported here from nthn Sulawesi, Indonesia.


Anilao, Luzon Island, Philippines. April, 2002. Photo: Jeff Rosenfeld

The mantle is translucent with a reticulate pattern of orange-yellow and slightly raised white spots. Around the raised gill pocket the back ground can be quite dark, in some specimens forming almost black patches in front of and behind the gills. In others the background appears a dull purplish brown. There is a diffuse pale purplish border to both the foot and the mantle. The gills and rhinophore clubs are a translucent straw colour, and the gills are edged in a darker yellow-brown, sometimes with white spots or streaks along the inner edge. The gill pocket is noticeably raised. Grows to approx 50mm long.

• 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., 2002 (November 20) Hypselodoris reidi Gosliner & Johnson, 1999. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsreid

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