Re: Hypselodoris zebra larvae

February 26, 1999
From: Bill Rudman

I have just noticed that Tom Thompson (1977) when discussing the limited distribution of Hypselodoris zebra says "it can be forecast that H.zebra will prove to have direct, non-pelagic development".

Austin's observations suggest that although its development is not direct, it is not very pelagic either, with non-feeding larvae quickly settling from the plankton.
Bill Rudman.

Reference: Thompson, T.E. (1977). The taxonomic status of two Bermudan Opisthobranchs. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 43: 218-222.

Rudman, W.B., 1999 (Feb 26). Comment on Re: Hypselodoris zebra larvae by Bill Rudman. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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