Hypselodoris kaname Baba, 1994
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Hypselodoris kaname is characterized by a broad orange-yellow band at the mantle edge and
inside this a red or purplish band with deeper red patches scattered over it. The mantle is creamy white to light brown, with a pair of irregular red lines
which loop around and join together at the back of the gill pocket and anteriorly pass between the rhinophore
pockets before joining in an anterior loop. The rhinophores are red or orange and the translucent white gills are edged with red or orange.
The foot is white with red spots or a red line, and a diffuse purple submarginal band around the edge of the foot.
Pretty similar are
Hypselodoris fucata which differs by its 3 central longitudinal opaque white lines,
alternating with four reddish lines. It appears to be endemic to South Africa/Mozambique.
Hypselodoris paulinae which
is either the same species or a very closely related Hawaiian endemic.
More information on Hypselodoris kaname are on
Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 11 June 2020, Hypselodoris kaname Baba, 1994