June 12, 2000
From: Carlo Magenta-da-Cunha
This specimen was collected on the southeast coast of Brazil in Laje de Santos, off shore from Santos Bay (São Paulo State)and was found at 15 m in depth over rock.
It's a beautiful Brasilian species!
Reference: Troncoso, J.S., Garcia, F.J. & Urgorri, V. 1998. Anatomical data on rare Hypselodoris picta (Schultz, 1836) (Gastropoda, Doridacea) from the coast of Brazil with description of a new subspecies. Bulletin of Marine Science, 63(1):133-141.
firstname.lastname@example.orgMagenta-da-Cunha, C., 2000 (Jun 12) Hypselodoris picta lajensis from Brazil. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2548
I had just decided to stop work on the Forum today when I decided to have a look at 'just one more message' and it happened to be this one. This nudibranch is not only beautiful, but quite breathtaking! I am glad to say that even after looking at nudibranchs for more than 30 years I still can be amazed at their beautiful colours.
Thank you for sharing these photos with us.
Is this the only subspecies of H. picta to have a region about midway down each side where the mantle border is yellow, like in this animal?