Hypselodoris violabranchia
Gosliner & Johnson, 1999

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Hawaiian Islands.


Oahu. PHOTOS: Scott Johnson.

General body colour salmon pink. The mantle with fine white longitudinal lines and a purple margin round the anterior and posterior ends. Posterior end of foot also margined with purple. Rhinophores have a basal orange band then a median purple band. Upper part of rhinophore club is washy purple. The outside edge of the the translucent gills is purple. Grows to approx 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 violabranchia Gosliner & Johnson, 1999. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsviol

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