Hypselodoris alboterminata
Gosliner & Johnson, 1999

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Hawaiian Islands.


Photo at lower right showing anterior mantle glands (arrowed). PHOTOS: Scott Johnson.

Yellowish-white with characteristic 3 purple-pink lines on mantle. Anterior and posterior regions of mantle are purple with bright opaque white spots. Rhinophores have 2 or 3 reddish bands and the outer edge of the translucent gills is orange-red in the upper two-thirds. This species has similarities in colour to H. maridadilus, H. whitei, and H. emma.

Grows to about 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 alboterminata Gosliner & Johnson, 1999. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/hypsalbo

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Hypselodoris alboterminata from Hawaii

February 10, 2000
From: Scott Johnson

Hi Bill,

Continuing with some Hawaiian Hypselodoris species, here are two pictures of the animal Hans Bertsch and I called "white dots" in Hawaiian Nudibranchs. It was described last year as H. alboterminata. These small animals occur throughout the Hawaiian Islands; I've found specimens from the island of Hawaii at the southeastern end of the Hawaiian chain all the way out to Kure Atoll at the northwestern tip. Considering the numbers found per unit of search time, it would seem they are more common at Kure than around the main Hawaiian Islands, although they are found with some regularity around Oahu.



Johnson, S., 2000 (Feb 10) Hypselodoris alboterminata from Hawaii. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1862