Hypselodoris fontandraui

(Pruvot-Fol, 1951)

Hypselodoris fontandraui
Photographed by: José Antonio Fayos

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

Comment from Lucas Cervera on photo #26884
This identification has been verified also by Dr. Richard Willan

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #15616
A juvenile individual. Juveniles like this have no side branches off the dorsal midline (branches in adults) and a simple-ending line between the rhinophores (characteristically T-shaped ending in adults).

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #9109
Note the characteristic T-shaped patch immediately in front of the rhinophores

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6143
The species of the blue Hypselodoris tricolor species group are not only very difficult to identify but also probably ovesplit taxonomically. Anyway, I identify this individual as Hypselodoris fontandraui because of the pattern of irregular white streaks on the flanks of the mantle. Since the gills are not extended and cannot be seen, gill coloration cannot be used to corroborate this identification.

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Pictures of Hypselodoris fontandraui

Hypselodoris fontandraui from Menorca, SpainIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Menorca, Spain
Posted 8 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Menorca, SpainIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Menorca, Spain
Posted 8 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Portofino, ItalyIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Sesimbra, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
Posted 8 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Peniche, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Arrábida Natural Park, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Baleal, PortugalIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from San Sebastian, SpainIdentification reviewed by Lucas Cervera
Posted 7 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from San Sebastian, SpainIdentification reviewed by Lucas Cervera
Posted 6 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Costa del Sol, SpainIdentification reviewed by Lucas Cervera
Posted 7 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Costa del Sol, SpainIdentification reviewed by Lucas Cervera
Posted 7 years ago
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Hypselodoris fontandraui from Costa Brava, Spain
Posted 6 years ago
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