Hypselodoris nigrostriata

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Hypselodoris nigrostriata
Hypselodoris nigrostriata.jpg
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. nigrostriata
Binomial name
Hypselodoris nigrostriata
(Eliot, 1904)[1]

Chromodoris nigrostriata Eliot, 1904 (basionym)

Hypselodoris nigrostriata is a species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[2]


This nudibranch is found in the Western Indian Ocean, from Tanzania to the Red Sea.


Hypselodoris nigrostriata has a yellow body with black striated lines running all over the body and upper dorsum. The gills and rhinophores are orange-red.

This species can reach a total length of at least 40 mm and feeds on blue sponges from the genus Dysidea.[1]


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  2. ^ [2]
  • Rudman, W.B. (1977) Chromodorid opisthobranch Mollusca from East Africa and the tropical West Pacific. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 61: 351-397
  • Rudman W.B. (1984) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: a review of the genera. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 81 (2/3): 115-273. page(s): 189
  • Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) Nudibranchs of the world. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN 978-3-939767-06-0 page(s): 124
  • Gosliner, T.M., Behrens, D.W. & Valdés, Á. (2008) Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and seaslugs. A field guide to the world's most diverse fauna. Sea Challengers Natural History Books, Washington, 426 pp. page(s): 266

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