August 25, 1999
From: Scott Johnson
As long as I mentioned Hypselodoris paulinae in my message, about trailing in Risbecia tryoni I thought I'd send a couple of pictures. My first thought when I first saw these back in 1985 was that maybe we'd finally discovered the real C. petechialis of Gould, 1852. But looking closer, I decided the description didn't really fit. The 62 mm long pictured specimen was part of a pair that was exhibiting trailing behavior when found.
email@example.comJohnson, S., 1999 (Aug 25) Hypselodoris paulinae from Hawaii. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1197
Chromodoris petechialis is a real puzzle. The only photo I have ever seen which looked anything like Gould's description was in a National Geographic Magazine, Oct. 1959 p512, in an article on Hawaiian coral reefs. I'll check with them to see if I can post a scan of that picture on the Forum because it would be nice to alert visitors to Hawaii to keep their eyes open for this puzzling animal.