Hypselodoris sp. 2.

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Marshall Islands.


Scott Johnson.

This species is similar in size to H. peasei and H. violabranchia. It has deep purple spots around the margins, particularly around the anterior and posterior ends and on the tail. Its most characteristic feature, however, is scattering of small white granules (glands?) over the mantle and sides of the foot.
Scott Johnson.

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See Chromodoris decora Colour group for similarly coloured species.

Reference: •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
Johnson, S.J., 2000 (February 6) Hypselodoris sp. 2. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypssp2

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