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Hypselodoris perii  Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 2018

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Hypselodoris perii has been recently described, published on 14 September 2018. It is characterized by a white body with a red logitudinal median spots, a red ring around the gill pocket, and additional red spots near the margin of the mantle which have bluish/purple at their outer edges. There is an orange marginal band and a white submarginal band on the mantle. The rhinophores and the gills are orange/red.
This species was posted on 23 February 2013 at these websites as Chromodorididae sp. 02  Family: Bergh, 1891,
Gary Cobb wrote on this picture: "This matches Hypselodoris sp. 8 in Nudibranchs of the World pg.123".
I noticed on 18 February 2017 that it is as Hypselodoris sp. 13 in Gosliner et al. (2015) and changed it into
Hypselodoris sp. 11  Genus: Stimpson, 1855.
I changed it on 24 September 2018 into Hypselodoris perii  Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 2018.
Let me quote Epstein et al. (2018) on the Etymology:
"Hypselodoris perii is named for good friend and diver guide extraordinaire, Peri Paleracio, who found the first specimen of this species in the Philippines. Peri has discovered many new species of marine life in the Philippines, and it is a pleasure to honor his efforts with this new species."
References:
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch &Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
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. (2018), published 24 September 2018, Hypselodoris perii  Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 2018
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Hypselodoris_perii.htm

 
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