Hypselodoris emma  Rudman, 1977

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The body of Hypselodoris emma is a pale cream or yellow with a purple or bluish border to both the foot and the mantle. There are three purple longitudinal lines on the mantle and four brownish lines which vary in intensity in different individuals. The gills and rhinophores are a brilliant reddish orange and in Philippine specimens there is a white tip to the rhinophores.
This species was posted on 20 June 2003 on these websites as Hypselodoris emma  Rudman, 1977,
changed on 28 July 2012, the correct spelling is Hypselodoris emmae because it was named after Dr. Bill Rudman's daughter Emma. Since it was named after a woman the correct ending is "ae", if it was a man it would be "i".
Let me quote Bill's comment concerning this on the SSF:
"When I named this species after one of my daughters I deliberately treated 'emma' as a noun in apposition, rather than as an adjective, thus avoiding the need to change the spelling - and the pronunciation - from 'emma' to 'emmae'."
I changed the name back into Hypselodoris emma on 1 February 2016.
More information on Hypselodoris emma are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 7 June 2020, Hypselodoris emma  Rudman, 1977
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Hypselodoris_emma.htm


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