Hypselodoris ghiselini
Bertsch, 1978

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Throughout the Gulf of California


These individuals, about 25-30mm in length, were photographed at a depth of about 5 meters at Punta Chivato, on the Baja side of the Gulf of California. Photos: Scott Johnson

Deep blue background colour with numerous bright yellow spots on the mantle and foot. There are also a few similar sized whitish blue spots scattered on the notum. The rhinophore clubs and the gills are dark blue with yellow dots on the inner sides of gills. Similar in appearance to H. californiensis which differs in having larger yellow spots, and in not having white spots, nor a pale blue border to the mantle and foot, and no yellow spots on the gills.

• Bertsch, H. (1978). The Chromodoridinae Nudibranchs from the Pacific Coast of America – Part IV. The genus Hypselodoris. The Veliger, 21(2): 245-247.
• 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 (October 13) Hypselodoris ghiselini Bertsch, 1978. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsghis

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