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Hypselodoris ghiselini

Bertsch, 1978


Doug Eernisse I am sure there are better images but I find this one, from Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico, interesting. Pseudobiceros bajae (speckled flatworm) is a mimic of the toxic chromodorid sea slug, Hypselodoris ghiselini, the latter is named by Dr. Hans Bertsch for Dr. Michael Ghiselin because of its foul taste. Dr. Ghiselin is very proud of this fact.

João Pedro Silva Update: current classification is Felimare ghiselini http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=560432

Message posted on Marine Flatworms on 10 Oct 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Doridoidea (Superfamily)
                  Chromodorididae (Family)
                    Hypselodoris (Genus)
                      Hypselodoris ghiselini (Species)
Associated Species