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Hypselodoris bollandi

Gosliner & R.F. Johnson, 1999


Harald Schottner

Roy Arthur David Lontoh Hypselodoris bollandi?

Ning Chang OMG!! Where did you find this guy!!!

Harald Schottner @Ning, did it on the philippines in the bay of puerto galera. Mindoro OR Island. Shot with canon eos 5d, macor 100, 2.8 L IS in hugyphot housing with 2 ikelite 160 ds substrobes

Ning Chang Nice!!gotta check this place out soon...

Ken Thongpila Cute Nudi and nice shot Harald Schottner

Sven Kahlbrock some Hypselodoris spec. very nice one

Harald Schottner thanks for the complements guys

Erwin Koehler Yes, this is Hypselodoris bollandi.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 25 Sep 2011
Blogie Robillo Hypselodoris bollandi. Length abt 1.75cm; depth 6m @ Big Ligid Island

Blogie Robillo Hypselodoris bollandi. Limao Reef, Samal Island, Philippines. Depth 33m; Length 12mm.

Orietta Rivolta Risbecia pulchella ??? Kilifi,Kenya April 2012

Jeff Rosenfeld I'm thinking it's Hypselodoris bollandi Gosliner & Johnson, 1999. See http://www.nudipixel.net/photo/00011986/

Ashley Missen Looks like one

Orietta Rivolta Thanks Jeff

Ashley Missen Still Reckon it Risbecia pulchella as the Risbecia has more gill branches like this one the Hypselodoris tend to have less and are more stuck out from the body at the base of the gills -- How big was it

Gary Cobb Definitely Risbecia pulchella (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Orietta Rivolta Thanks for the explanation __B- )

Ashley Missen Your welcome

Gary Cobb Hey Ash don't get too carried away with morphology...in the new paper this species is moved to Hypselodoris!! In our opinion the paper is incomplete and there are a lot of errors. This being the case, I will not change anything until all the species are valid. The new Nudibranch ID Australia / New Zealand App is uploaded to iTunes and is awaiting review!

Jeff Rosenfeld Gary, I'm curious as to what in their paper you consider to be in error.

Blogie Robillo Me too

Gary Cobb Hi guys I'm glad you asked! In my opinion and from what I have heard from other acedmics is that when the paper was 'completed' a more thorough proof reading should have been done! Please don't get me wrong, this work is very important and a first. It is helping to right a lot of wrongs in our nudibranch taxonomy. However with a paper of this magnitude, all the work should have been completed before submitting. Firstly, there are a few species with the wrong author and date in Table 2. And I can't understand why the authors of this paper would 'hypothesize' all the species they did, they are to be changed or they aren't. Guessing is not a good enough reason to make changes. Another issue I have is the use of single 'quotes' are they valid changes or not? And if not why include them in this paper? There have been changes to the species side of the names as well, due to gender. I was under the impression that this could not be done. Once a name has been given to a new species it must stay, or so I thought! Keep in mind that this paper presents alot of work to authors of Apps, books and websites. If half the genus changes are not valid and real why have them. As for me, I have 3 Nudibranch ID Apps that will need to be revised and a website as well. Before I do this huge amount of work I want to be convinced these changes are real! I will wait until all the work is verified, corrected and accepted by all the taxonomy world. After all we do need this however it has to be right.

Gary Cobb Comments are most welcome to this discussion. Thanks all!

Ashley Missen I Agree Gary - start to have a read today - I think it raised more questions for me

Orietta Rivolta Well done guys,keep it up,I learn a lot from your discussion! Thanks

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Doridoidea (Superfamily)
                  Chromodorididae (Family)
                    Hypselodoris (Genus)
                      Hypselodoris bollandi (Species)
Associated Species