Hypselodoris apolegma from Malaysia

February 12, 2003
From: Kelvin Tan

I could not find the scientific name for this sea slug and I would greatly appreciate your expertise in identifying them.

Image Data: found July 2003, Tenggol, Malaysia.

Greatly appreciated.
Kelvin Tan

lanxx@pacific.net.sg

Tan, K., 2003 (Feb 12) Hypselodoris apolegma from Malaysia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9124

Dear Kelvin,
This species, previously considered a colour form of Hypselodoris bullocki has recently been named H. apolegma, although as you'll see from my comments on the Fact Sheet, I still have doubts about whether it is a good species. Your animals appear to be much yellower than usual. From the strong yellow cast in the background I wonder if for some reason the colour is a little bit wrong in this photo?
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Feb 12). Comment on Hypselodoris apolegma from Malaysia by Kelvin Tan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9124

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