March 25, 2000
From: Scott Johnson
After submitting all those Hawaiian Hypselodoris that are decorated with longitudinal white streaks, [see C. decora Colour Group] it seems appropriate to add one more that so far I've found only here in the Marshall Islands. This species [my Hypselodoris sp. E063] is similar in size to H. peasei and H. violabranchia. See further photos above. It has deep purple spots around the margins, particularly around the anterior and posterior ends and on the tail. Its most characteristic feature, however, is scattering of small white granules (glands?) over the mantle and sides of the foot.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJohnson, S., 2000 (Mar 25) Hypselodoris from Enewetak Atoll. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1872
If this is a distinct species, which it certainly seems to be, this group of similarly coloured species is certainly becoming a bit difficult to sort out.
Reference: •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.Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Mar 25). Comment on Hypselodoris from Enewetak Atoll by Scott Johnson. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1872
Re: Hypselodoris maculosa? from SE Sulawesi
From: Scott Johnson, May 3, 2002
Hypselodoris maculosa? from SE Sulawesi, Indonesia
From: Lindsey Warren, May 2, 2002