Hypselodoris nigrostriata

(Eliot, 1904)

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Hypselodoris nigrostriata from Bali, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: The striped Hypselodoris in your photo is Hypselodoris nigrostriata because the lines are more or less oblique. In the very similar species, Hypselodoris zephyra the lines are parallel. I thought they were the same species, but then Rudie Kuiter showed me a lot of his pictures from Bali where both species seem to occur together and he has made a strong argument that they are separate in the new book Nudibranchs of the World. So I haven’t made up my mind yet. One other character supposedly only possessed by Hypselodoris nigrostriata is a yellow border to the mantle. I really cannot see this yellow band in the animal in your picture, so maybe that character is no good?
 

Taken in Seraya
 

Location:Bali, Indonesia
Photographer:Erwin Kodiat
Camera:Canon PowerShot A620View EXIF properties
Taken on:November 10, 2007
Viewed:3303 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Chromodorididae
Species:Hypselodoris nigrostriata