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Glossodoris hikuerensis

(Pruvot-Fol, 1954)

Arie Vreugdenhil Red Sea Marsa Alam sept 2011 at 15m Glossodoris hikuerensis?

Gary Cobb Correct ID! Nice photo.

Gary Cobb Looks pretty large...what was its size?

Arie Vreugdenhil About 5-6cm

Gary Cobb Thank you Arie.

Sven Kahlbrock But can get bigger, have some with more than 10 cm

Sven Kahlbrock Glossodoris hikuerensis egg laying at wreck of Carnatic 22 m

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 23 May 2012
Dave Russell please help cant figure out which Nudibranch this is, or is it a flatworm? BTW first post here in group

Ron Silver Appears to be the Dorid Nudibranch, Glossodoris hikuerensis

Blogie Robillo I agree, this is G. hikuerensis. Welcome to the group, Dave!

Dave Russell Thank you and thank you :)

Azhar Adnan

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/12/uwp-azhar-adnan.html

Ron Silver Glossodoris hikuerensis

Azhar Adnan thanks Ron Silver

Juergen Kirchmann Absolutely like

Message posted on UWphotographers on 01 Oct 2013
Philippe Doki-Thonon canon 400 D sigma 105mm macro f13 , 1/125 ile de la Réunion mars 2013

Ron Silver Glossodoris hikuerensis

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 03 Apr 2013
Azhar Adnan

Stuart Pearce Great shot :)

Ron Silver Glossodoris hikuerensis

Ernst Andres Superbe :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 01 Oct 2013
Timothy Nguyen Hi Gary, just chasing a confirmation on this critter (30-40mm long) spotted on the western side of flinders reef. I think it's a Glossodoris hikuerensis but you know the dangers of the internet and self diagnosis.

Gary Cobb You are correct...go to the head of the class!

Sascha Hofmann Thanks, had this one incorrectly classified as Glossodoris cincta. But G. Cincta has a dstinctive yellow line on the mantle whereas G Hikuerensis doesn't.

Fabiana Farci Glossodoris hikuerensis? Similan Island - Thailandia

Lindz Warren Not. G. hikuerensis but possibly Glossodoris cincta (Bergh, 1888)

Fabiana Farci Thanka! I need more books, some suggestions?

Lindz Warren Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs & Sea Slugs by Gosliner, Behrens & Valdes 2008 but then you need to check on the WoRMS website for the current correct name as things have changed since 2008.

Lindz Warren and of course there is Gary Cobbs app

Bernard Cauchard Glossodoris cincta ?

Bernard Cauchard debeluis et kuiter

Sven Kahlbrock Lindz is right, G. cincta, hikuerensis got a white margin, never a green or black one

Lindz Warren For searching on WoRMS the URL is http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=search Cheers Lindsay On 26 Aug 2013, at 20:05, Sue Brown wrote:

Sue Brown Thanks I found it myself but couldn't find the nudis

Lindz Warren try searching on the species name without the genus. Many genera have changed although WoRMS can handle this.

Sue Brown To do that you have to know what species or genus. That is my first problem.. I'm just a newbie at this and find it all very confusing. I don't think I'm ready for WoRMS yet. ;-)

Lindz Warren best start with a book with photos such as Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs & Sea Slugs and then check against WoRMS - have fun! :-)

Sue Brown I have Neville Coleman's book thanks Lindz Warren

Lindz Warren Good start - just check the scientific names on WoRMS as the so-called 'common names' are not in fact common at all! ;-)

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 21 Aug 2013
Norbert Binder Can anyone here help with ID please ? Seen in Bali/Indonesia, shallow reef, around 8-10m. Maybe Miamira sp. ?

Lindz Warren Not Miamira but a Glossodoris. Hard to tell which species because of the photo colour. But perhaps someone else might be able to tell. :-)

Jane Doherty I looked this up and I can't remember. I saw it in puerto Galera, Philippines - will upload my version.

Shane Siers Glossodoris cincta.

Shane Siers A beautiful reason to invest in a strobe...

Norbert Binder Thanks Shane, this would actually have been my second guess. But I can assure you there was plenty of strobe light and plenty of sunlight too - as you can see from the overexposure on top. Could not avoid it as strong surge did not give me a second chance - it was kind of a fly-by. No more colours though, also not for the naked eye, this is why I asked for ID here. Thanks, I gladly agree with Glossodoris cincta :-)

Erwin Koehler Yes, I am pretty sure this is G. cincta, because of the distinctive marginal bands, in the Western-Pacific/Eastern Indian Ocean specimens a narrow blue marginal band and a dull khaki submarginal band

Norbert Binder Would Glossodoris hikuerensis be an option ?

Erwin Koehler the marginal bands in G. hikuerensis are: the outer band is pale tan, then a whitish band and an inner dark grey band, this three bands often merge into one greyish submarginal band. Here is a shot of it from the Eastern Indian Ocean, taken at the Similan islands, Thailand, 96mm, 15 m, 26 December 2000

Sven Kahlbrock Think you are right Erwin

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 26 Oct 2013
Franca Wermuth-Vezzoli I didn't know a nudibranch can actively move its gills - but this Glossodoris hikuerensis moved the gills; there was hardly any current. What is this movement for?

Evette Swindale Hi, they are its lungs and they can even be retracted

Sylvie Omnès Interesting ... Waiting for the answer too ! ;-)

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