January 19, 2010
From: Colin Ogden
Please can you help with this one. I found 2 of them faily close together and at first thought that they were Hypselodoris carnea, but when I downloaded I couldnt ID them. I cant find their ID in any of my books and would appreciate your help.
Locality: Sodwana Bay, 18 metres, South Africa, Indian, 12 Jan 2010, reef. Length: 50mm. Photographer: Colin Ogden.
email@example.comOgden, C., 2010 (Jan 19) Unknown Hypselodoris from Sodwana Bay. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23103
This is Hypselodoris nigrolineata. Apart from Eliot's description in 1904 and my rediscovery of it in 1975 in East Africa, I think this record of yours is the third animal which I would confidently identify as this species. We have another on the Forum from Reunion, which I have hesitantly identified as H. nigrolineata, but the much thinner black lines make me a bit doubtful.