Hypselodoris alboterminata Gosliner
& Johnson, 1999
|Maximum size: 18 mm.
This dorid has an elongate, cream body with three parallel purple-pink
lines running the length of the notum. The anterior and posterior
mantle margins as well as the posterior margin of the foot are purple
with raised white spots. The rhinophores are white with two bands of
red-orange and the gills are cream with orange on the distal 2/3 of the
is a rare, diurnal species found on rocky bottoms in
moderately protected to highly exposed locations at depths of 3-23 m (10-75 ft).
Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Midway and Kure.
This species was listed as "white
dots" in Bertsch and Johnson, 1981 and was first recorded in Hawaii by
Scott Johnson. It's also listed as Hypselodoris
sp. 2 in Hoover, 1998. The name means "white ends" in reference to the
dots on the
anterior and posterior ends of the animal. It's referred to as
the "white dot nudibranch" in Hoover, 1998 & 2006.
Severns: largest, 18 mm: found by PF; Makena, Maui; April 19, 1989.
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