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Hypselodoris whitei (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850) [Doriprismatica]

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Hypselodoris whitei is characterized by a whitish background colour with a reddish purple submarginal line around the mantle edge and a series of five longitudinal lines covering the rest of the mantle. These lines are usually very crooked and joined by a series of lateral connections, breaking the mantle into rows of slightly raised whitish regions. The rhinophores are orange to orange-red with a distinctive white tip and the gills are similarly coloured with white on the inside and usually at the tip of each gill.
Hypselodoris mouaci (Risbec, 1930) is a synonym.
This species was posted on 23 June 2003 at these websites as Hypselodoris whitei (Adams & Reeve, 1850) [Doriprismatica].
It is a convention in malacology to use the first initials of authors with the same family name to distinguish between them,
that is A. Adams for Arthur Adams and H. Adams for his brother Henry Adams. I changed the authority on 19 August 2017.
More information on Hypselodoris whitei are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 19 August 2017, Hypselodoris whitei (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Hypselodoris_whitei.htm