Gosliner & Johnson, 1999
Recently described from Hawaii.
• 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., 1999 (August 25) Hypselodoris paulinae Gosliner & Johnson, 1999. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/hypspaul
August 25, 1999
From: Scott Johnson
As long as I mentioned Hypselodoris paulinae in my message, about trailing in Risbecia tryoni I thought I'd send a couple of pictures. My first thought when I first saw these back in 1985 was that maybe we'd finally discovered the real C. petechialis of Gould, 1852. But looking closer, I decided the description didn't really fit. The 62 mm long pictured specimen was part of a pair that was exhibiting trailing behavior when found.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJohnson, S., 1999 (Aug 25) Hypselodoris paulinae from Hawaii. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1197
Chromodoris petechialis is a real puzzle. The only photo I have ever seen which looked anything like Gould's description was in a National Geographic Magazine, Oct. 1959 p512, in an article on Hawaiian coral reefs. I'll check with them to see if I can post a scan of that picture on the Forum because it would be nice to alert visitors to Hawaii to keep their eyes open for this puzzling animal.