Hypselodoris insulana from Hawaii

February 10, 2000
From: Scott Johnson

Hi Bill,

Here is Hypselodoris insulana, a recently described species that appears to be pretty much restricted to the hard-to-get-to islands near the northwestern tip of the Hawaiian chain. The pictured animal [approx 30mm long] is the only one I've seen, and it was found in 1979 while I was taking part in a spiny lobster study within the small lagoon of Kure Atoll, the northernmost true atoll in the world. Nowadays, the best chance to see one in the flesh would be to go to Midway Atoll, which has been recently opened up for visitation and diving.



Johnson, S., 2000 (Feb 10) Hypselodoris insulana from Hawaii. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1853