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This species is as Hypselodoris sp. 11 in IPN at page 270,
let me quote the description:" Body color opaque white with purple spots. Many of the spots are located in translucent circles on the notum. Gill and rhinophores tipped with red orange."
This specimen had been misidentified and was posted on 27 June 2006 at these websites as Hypselodoris sagamiensis (Baba, 1949) [Glossodoris] .
This species was posted on 26 November 2010 at these websites as Hypselodoris sp. C Genus: Stimpson, 1855, and changed on 15 August 2011
into Hypselodoris sp. 03 Genus: Stimpson, 1855.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen
2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
I changed it on 27 September 2018 into Hypselodoris lacuna Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 2018
Let me quote Epstein et al. (2018) on the etymology:
"This species is named Hypselodoris lacuna based on the translucent areas on the notum that resemble holes in the body wall."
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Epstein, H. E.; Hallas, J. M.; Johnson, R. F.; Lopez, A.; Gosliner, T. M. (2018). Reading between the lines: revealing cryptic species diversity and colour patterns in Hypselodoris nudibranchs (Mollusca: Heterobranchia: Chromodorididae).
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 2018, XX, 1–74. With 40 figures., available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zly048
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 14 June 2020, Hypselodoris lacuna Gosliner & R.F. Johnson in Epstein et al., 2018
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Hypselodoris_lacuna.htm