Hypselodoris maculosa

(Pease, 1871)

Hypselodoris maculosa
Photographed by: Michael Henke

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #23644
strange colour pattern!

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #4666
If the two orange bancs on the rhinophores are the distinguishing feature (as per Dr. Willan's comments on Thorunna australis), then should be maculosa.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #9596
A typical individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #9263
Note the 2 orange bands on each rhinophore.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8617
A typical individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7493
An atypical individual with 3 red bands on the rhinophores.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6208
A very small juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4703
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2210
A juvenile individual. Note the 2 red rings around the rhinophoral clavus which characterises this species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #300
A juvenile individual, but showing all the typical features for this species nonetheless (that is, 2 orange rings on the rhinophores, white longitudinal lines, purple spots, white speckles).

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Pictures of Hypselodoris maculosa

Hypselodoris maculosa from Kilifi Creek, Kenya
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Hypselodoris maculosa from Kilifi Creek, Kenya
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Similar Species

Author: Erwin Kodiat

Hypselodoris maculosa has 2 orange rings on the rhinophores, white longitudinal lines, purple spots, and white speckles while Thorunna australis has ring of purple spots around the mantle margin.

Thorunna australis from Ambon, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(46 photos)
 
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