Re: Chromodorid from the Philippines

May 25, 2001
From: Rebecca Johnson

Hi Bill,
I think Jeff Rosenfeld's little guy is Hypselodoris bollandi. The holotype is from 3km west of Anilao, found at 10m. Angel, Terry and the rest of the gang from CAS just found another near Anilao, Luzon, Philippines, 10m depth. Attached is a great photo of it taken by Angel Valdes. I hope you are feeling better. I am planning to send more posts soon.
Take care,

Johnson, R., 2001 (May 25) Re: Chromodorid from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Rebecca,
Instant peer review! The photo in Gosliner & Johnson (1999) and on Bob Bolland's website certainly look a bit different. I guessed Jeff's photo was probably a juvenile but I didn't really consider H. bollandi as a possibility. It looks like Anilao is its favourite location - or at least the favourite location of those finding it! Thanks also to Angel for the photo.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (May 25). Comment on Re: Chromodorid from the Philippines by Rebecca Johnson. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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