Photographed by: José Antonio Fayos
This identification has been verified also by Dr. Richard Willan
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).
Note the characteristic T-shaped patch immediately in front of the rhinophores
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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