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Hypselodoris bollandi  Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 1999

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Hypselodoris bollandi is very similar in external appearance to the yellow spotted species of the previous genus Risbecia which was synomized by Johnson & Gosliner (2012) with the genus Hypselodoris : Hypselodoris pulchella, Hypselodoris godeffroyana and Hypselodoris imperialis.
Hypselodoris bollandi is characterized by a white body with 4-7 dark blue patches on each side, and a diffuse purple median region. The mantle is covered with irregular small yellow/orange spots. The rhinophores are translucent reddish/orange, the gills are translucent white with red/orange edging. The gills form a simple circle.
This shot shows a juvenile specimen.
This species was posted on 19 June 2003 at these websites as Hypselodoris bollandi  Gosliner & Johnson, 1999.
It is a convention in malacology to use the first initials of authors with the same family name to distinguish between them,
that is R.F. Johnson for Rebecca Fay Johnson and S. Johnson for Scott Johnson. I changed the authority on 8 May 2016.
Reference:
Rebecca Fay Johnson & Terrence M. Gosliner. 2012.
Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History:
A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs. online at
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033479
More information on Hypselodoris bollandi are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 9 September 2016, Hypselodoris bollandi  Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 1999
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Hypselodoris_bollandi.htm