This species has been observed on
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Chromodorididae
Distribution : Haai and reunion
Maximal size : 3 mm
Abundance : Frequently on the
fore reef zone
is translucent-white with elongate blue-black spots arranged
in longitudinal rows. Thin, white longitudinal streaks run between the
lines of blue-black spots.
The rhinophores are white with a
single gold or orange medial band.
Gill coloration appears to be
variable, either white with an orange rachis or white with orange tips
and an orange base.
"Bassin nord de Grande ravine" at Trois Bassins, 1 m, 27 October 2006
We found in our country 4 species derived from Hypselodoris maculosa complex : H. juniperae, H. maculosa and H. yarae
Bibliographic data :
mantle often has a broken, yellow-orange
marginal band in larger individuals.
Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Hypselodoris
Seaslug of Hawai Hypselodoris
Gosliner, T. M.;
Johnson, R. F. (1999). Phylogeny of the monophyletic genus Hypselodoris
(Molllusca: Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) from the Indo-Pacific, with
the description of twelve new species. Zoological Journal of the
Linnean Society. 125, 1-114
Other photos of Hypselodoris bertschi :
Locality : Saint Leu
Length : Less than 10 mm
Depth : 15-20 m
Date : 25 September 2004
Locality : Saint leu
Date : 14 october 2005
Locality : on the rocky coast
Length : 10 mm
Depth : less 1 m
Date : 1 September 2009
Raphaël Roland Gosselin
Les kiosques, Saint Leu, 5 March 2009, size : 3mm
A juvenile form, only 3 mm...
Presence of fine white longitudinal
lines, and purple spots...
Only one orange band on the
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