Hypselodoris alboterminata
Gosliner & Johnson, 1999

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Hawaiian Islands.


Photo at lower right showing anterior mantle glands (arrowed). PHOTOS: Scott Johnson.

Yellowish-white with characteristic 3 purple-pink lines on mantle. Anterior and posterior regions of mantle are purple with bright opaque white spots. Rhinophores have 2 or 3 reddish bands and the outer edge of the translucent gills is orange-red in the upper two-thirds. This species has similarities in colour to H. maridadilus, H. whitei, and H. emma.

Grows to about 15mm. See Scott Johnson's message below.

• Gosliner, T.M. & Johnson, R.F. (1999) Phylogeny of Hypselodoris (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) with a review of the monophyletic clade of Indo-Pacific species, including descriptions of twelve new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125: 1-114.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 9) Hypselodoris alboterminata Gosliner & Johnson, 1999. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsalbo

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  1. Hypselodoris alboterminata from Hawaii
    From: Scott Johnson, February 10, 2000

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