Hypselodoris maritima

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Hypselodoris maritima
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Hypselodoris maritima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Hypselodoris
Species: H. maritima
Binomial name
Hypselodoris maritima
(Baba, 1949)[1]

Hypselodoris maritima is a species of colourful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.


This nudibranch is found in the Western Pacific Ocean from New Caledonia to Japan.


Hypselodoris maritima has a white body with a yellow and blue mantle edge and foot. There are black striated lines present on the upper dorsum. The gills and rhinophores are white, lined with orange.

This species can reach a total length of at least 20 mm. It is similar in appearance to Hypselodoris nigrolineata[1]


  1. ^ a b [1]
  • Rudman, W.B. (1982) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris quadricolor, C. lineolata and Hypselodoris nigrolineata colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76: 183-241.

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