Hypselodoris maculosa (Pease, 1871) [Chromodoris]

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Hypselodoris maculosa is characterized by white rhinophores with translucent bases and two orange bands on it. It has multiple longitudinal white lines and reddish or reddish violet spots on the mantle. It is very variable in colour, the body is centrally white, marginally brownish or purple.
Pretty similar are:
Hypselodoris decorata which has three orange/red rhinophoral rings,
Hypselodoris yarae which differs by a broad orange marginal band
Hypselodoris paradisa which differs by three orange/red rhinophoral rings on the rhinophore clubs, and has a V-Shaped reddish mark posterior to the rhinophores,
Thorunna australis which has a pale bluish or pink background colour, two longitudinal white lines, one on either side of the mantle and always one reddish band on the rhinophores,
Mexichromis aurora which differs by three wide whitish yellow longitudinal bands each outlined with opaque white, and by purple or blue spots between the bands and near the margin, and by small opaque white submarginal spots,
Thorunna cf. florens which differs by two broad dark pink longitudinal bands, outlined in opaque white, by orange rhinophores with a white spot, and by a transverse orange patch on the front of the mantle.
More information on Hypselodoris maculosa are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 15 June 2019, Hypselodoris maculosa (Pease, 1871)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Hypselodoris_maculosa.htm


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