Hypselodoris cf. emma
Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, West Australia. 15m, 'Labyrinth dive site', March 2000. PHOTO: Jean-Paul Koninx.
See Wells & Bryce, 1993 Sea Slugs of Western Australia [Chromodoris sp.(#159)].
This 'species' or 'colour form' is closely related to Hypselodoris emma. It differs in having a broad reddish median band on the mantle rather than the lines of H. emma but in all other features, including anatomy, it is very similar to H. emma. The background yellow, the purple edge to the mantle, the gills and rhinophores and even the reddish band that joins the two rhinophore pockets together are the same.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (May 3) Hypselodoris cf. emma [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hypscfem