Hypselodoris infucata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830) [Doris]

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Hypselodoris infucata is one of a number of species with a bluish background colour, short dark blue lines or spots, and yellow or orange spots. Hypselodoris infucata is characterized by the simple gills, edged in red/brown (1 broad line).
This picture shows a 6 mm juvenile specimen.
I have posted more pictures of it than usual (I started these websites with max. 5 pictures of each species) to show some colour variants.
Pretty similar is Hypselodoris kanga which has triangular gills, edged in red/brown (2 thin lines) often with a series of yellow spots up the outer face.
This species was published on 11 Aug. 2003 on these websites as Hypselodoris infucata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828) [Doris],
I know since a few days that Rüppell & Leuckart (1828 - 1830) is online, see reference. This text was published in 2 parts,
the pages 1 - 22 in 1828, and the pages 23 - 47 in 1830. Doris infucata appears on page/Seite 34 and on plate/Tafel X,
that is the year must be 1830.
I changed it on 9 January 2016 into Hypselodoris infucata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830) [Doris].
Rüppell E. & Leuckart F.S. (1828-1830). Mollusca [in] Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Afrika von Eduard Rüppell. 1. Abth. Zoologie. 5. Neue wirbellose Thiere des Rothen Meers.
Frankfurt, H.L. Brönner pp. 1-22, pl. 1-12 [1828], pp. 23-47 [probably 1830], page(s): 34, plate X, Figure 3
available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/114235#page/349/mode/1up.
More information on Hypselodoris infucata are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 10 August 2017, Hypselodoris infucata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Hypselodoris_infucata.htm


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