Hypselodoris fucata
Gosliner & Johnson, 1999

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


South Coast KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Scottburgh - 24m, 28 November 1999. Size: 50mm. PHOTO: Valda Fraser.

This species has a regular arrangement of red a nd white longitudinal lines. There are three white line down the middle of the mantle from the rhinophores to the gills alternating with four reddish lines. There are also a pair of broken lines of the same colour running around the mantle edge, although the colour of the outer broken line can become almost purple in some parts of the mantle. The edge of the mantle forms a yellow-orange band. The rhinophores are orange-red and the simple gills are white with orange-red edging.

Similar coloured species are H. paulinae, H. kaname Baba, 1994 and H. koumacensis Rudman, 1995.

• 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., 1999 (December 2) Hypselodoris fucata Gosliner & Johnson, 1999. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypsfuca

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