Hypselodoris krakatoa  Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 1999

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Hypselodoris krakatoa was named after an Indonesian island which exploded in a massive volcanic eruption because of the high volcanoe-like gill pocket. Hypselodoris krakatoa is characterized by a pale brown background colour and a broad dark brown band around the mantle edge and transverse band of the same colour across the midway between the gills and the rhinophores. There is a longitudinal row of bright white spots down the dorsal midline and a submarginal row of spots which runs around the mantle edge. This shot shows a juvenile specimen.
This species was posted on 21 June 2003 at these websites as Hypselodoris krakatoa  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 authorship on 8 May 2016.
More information on Hypselodoris krakatoa are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 13 June 2020, Hypselodoris krakatoa  Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 1999
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Hypselodoris_krakatoa.htm


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