Re: Hypselodoris reidi not H. krakatoa

April 10, 2006
From: Terry Gosliner

Concerning message #16278:

Hi Bill,
I had a look at all the images under H. reidi and H. krakatoa and they are all correctly nidentified. I think more important than the dark bands, H. krakatoa always has three dark longitudinal lines with a series of opaque white, almost silvery, spots near the lines. It is always more reddish, often with a purple edge to the sides of the foot. H. reidi has much more muted white spots. I am pretty sure they are different. The discussion in our paper also outlines several internal differnces in mantle gland distribution, radular differences and reproductive differences.

Gosliner, T., 2006 (Apr 10) Re: Hypselodoris reidi not H. krakatoa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Terry,
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman


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