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Hypselodoris villafranca

(Risso, 1818)

Ana Lama Hypselodoris villafranca

João Pedro Silva Felimare tricolor

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 16 Nov 2013
Nuno Filipe Silvestre Felimare villafranca (Hypselodoris villafranca)

Nuno Filipe Silvestre https://www.facebook.com/nuno.f.silvestre/media_set?set=a.569790606372300.132421.100000240979923&type=3

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 15 Sep 2013
Joaquin Muñoz "Hypselodoris villafranca" Catalonia

Azri Win Emb Saidol Beautiful Colour. Good shot.

Joaquin Muñoz Thanks, pretty colors, I send greetings :)

João Pedro Silva Felimare villafranca. Hypselodoris is no longer accepted for animals native to the Atlantic or the Mediterranean. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139156

Joaquin Muñoz Felimare villafranca ok, greetings

Joaquin Muñoz Here in Spain Hypselodoris term is used in the books is how it goes, thanks for the information, in almost every book out the term Hypselodoris

João Pedro Silva They're just outdated. Every book printed before April 2012 is. The first field guide with the updated nomenclature was this one released in December 2012 (english version released last week). http://hypselodoris.blogspot.pt/p/guia-de-campo-field-guide.html

Joaquin Muñoz Thank you very much for the info, Ok :)

João Pedro Silva If you check online updated resources you'll find the corrected names. Here are a couple which might interest you with specific information for your area: http://www.opistobranquis.org/ca/guia http://www.medslugs.de/E/mssmain.htm http://opistobranquis.info/

Joaquin Muñoz Thank you, all the information comes out, greetings

João Pedro Silva There's a very good french website but the information on the classification of Chromodorididae is not coherent. Some are presented as Felimare, some as Felimare (Hypselodoris) and some as Hypselodoris. Eventually they'll get it right: http://doris.ffessm.fr/

Joaquin Muñoz If, over time change, thanks for all the information

João Pedro Silva As knowledge goes further, naming may change. This species wasn't even in the Hypselodoris genus originally (the genus was only described in 1855): it was first named Doris villafranca by Antoine Risso in 1818.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 17 Jun 2013
Ferdinando Meli Nudibranch (Hypselodoris villafranca - Nikon D50, Iso 200, 1/125, f22, Two strobes

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 12 May 2012
Joaquin Muñoz Hypselodoris Villafranca Catalonia Costa Brava

Greotti Cesare BRAVO Joaquin Muñoz

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Tom Hobock Nice :-)

Ron Silver Now known as Felimare villafranca

Galina Maslova Amazing

Antonio Colacino Excellent shot :)

Annie Bodar fantastique merci

Ernst Andres <3 <3 <3

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 24 Oct 2013
Ferdinando Meli Nudibranch (Hypselodoris villafranca - Nikon D50, Iso 200, 1/125, f22, Two strobes

Gaetano Anzalone Beeelloooo !!!

Ferdinando Meli Grazie Gaetano!!!

Marco Paravella bella macro

Sylvie Omnès this one I haven't seen it yet ! beautiful pic ferdinando !

Ferdinando Meli Grazie marco!!!

Ferdinando Meli Thank's Sylvie!!!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 12 May 2012
Nuno Filipe Silvestre Peltodoris atromaculata Foto tirada dia 02 de Abril de 2013 a uma profundidade de +- 14 metros

João Pedro Silva Nuno, that's Peltodoris atromaculata, a common species in our area. When posting here, as this is a group more oriented towards studying sea slugs and less for sharing pretty pictures, keep in mind it's important to say where it was taken including depth and time of the year as this information may prove useful.

Nuno Filipe Silvestre Como costumo mergulhar na nossa área tenho algumas fotos de nudibrânquios e é como muito gosto que partilho as imagens do mesmo par efeitos de estudos. Suponho que o interesse seja bilateral, eu porque dentro do possível tento tirar boa fotos e partilhar e vocês que conseguem obter uma ajuda na monotorização das espécies. Entretanto fiquei com duvidas se realmente têm interesse ou não em saber os dados relacionados como o local e data do registo fotográfico. Caso haja algum interesse nas minhas fotos, não tenho apenas deste Peltodoris atromaculata, como também tenho de Dondice banyulensis, Flabellina babai, Doriopsilla areolata, Roboastra europaea, Felimare picta, Felimida krohni ( Chromodoris krohni), Platydoris argo, Felimare villafranca (Hypselodoris villafranca), Felimare cantabrica (Hypselodoris cantabrica), Felimida krohni (Chromodoris krohni), Doriopsilla pelseneeri, Felimare tricolor (Hypselodoris tricolora). João, peço desculpa pela resposta em Português, mas pelo nome pareceu-me também o ser!

Nuno Filipe Silvestre Também não tinha reparado que o estudo estava restrito a uma zona.

João Pedro Silva Sim, Nuno, também sou português, assim como muitos outros aqui. But for the sake of communication between all the participants we keep english as the "lingua franca". All data is useful although those species are fairly common along the portuguese coast. Feeding, mating and spawning behaviours are always welcome. Regarding that particular spot, it's where I hold my personal record: 27 species in a single 60' immersion :)

João Pedro Silva If you're interested, go through my blog to meet some other sea slugs in our area and also identify further observations: http://hypselodoris.blogspot.pt/

João Pedro Silva I went through some of your photos of nudibranchs and spotted a couple of misidentifications (one Felimida purpurea identified as Felimida krohni and a Felimare cantabrica identified as Felimare picta) but I'm unable to comment there.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 03 May 2013
David Kipling Contrary to what Dawn Watson thinks, I do not have a supply of model nudibranchs that I take with me on dives ;) These are from the National Museum here in Wales, made of Fimo I think!

Christian Skauge I have a kit like this, bought on eBay from Japan :-)

João Pedro Silva My wife makes bijoux with Fimo professionally and I've been trying (for ages!) to convince her to do these models with the portuguese species.

Christian Skauge http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1550708580196&set=a.1157771997027.24269.1609584836&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Hurrah! I've shown my wife these models and she asked me to pick 6 species for her to make until June :)

Bernard Picton Tell your wife it's a very noble tradition. These glass models were traded widely and many museums still have some. There was a conference about them in recent years in Dublin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_and_Rudolf_Blaschka

Bernard Picton Christian Skauge, for your contact who wanted Glaucus, NM Wales have a Blaschka one!! http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/rhagor/galleries/blaschka/

Christian Skauge Do you have dates for June? Been away a few days (Nudibranch Safari, of course!) and haven't paid much attn to FB...

Bernard Picton Or July?

Christian Skauge Fantastic glass figures - I want one!!

Bernard Picton I doubt if you can afford one, I'm afraid. But if you visit Ireland we could try and get to see the ones in National Museum of Ireland. It was closed to the public, but I have contacts. http://www.ucd.ie/blaschka/

Christian Skauge Will do! I think I'll have to steal one, they seem a bit pricy... :-D

Bernard Picton Did you find a price?

João Pedro Silva Sorry, I don't have dates yet :(

João Pedro Silva I've sent a list of 8 species so she can pick 6: Flabellina babai, Hypselodoris villafranca (these are so common they are a "must"), Armina maculata, Marionia blainvillea, Diaphorodoris luteocincta, Dondice banyulensis, Chromodoris luteorosea, Cadlina pellucida. If these turn out ok I'm counting on you to convince her to the all the NE Atlantic species :)

David Kipling Okenia elegans of course!

Christian Skauge @ Bernard: Found no price, just a wild guess :-)

Gonçalo Calado Same with algarvian typical pastery http://www.imagesofportugal.net/media/471cd934-bdc1-11e0-acb5-57e8dc34769b-algarve-s-traditional-pastry-portugal

João Pedro Silva I usually describe Platydoris argo as a pancake orange underneath with sugar on top.

Bernard Picton Now don't go there... Seasearch keep inventing common names for things, Amphilectus fucorum = shredded carrot sponge - trouble is they are always food related...

Bernard Picton Pentapora was widely called ross coral (I think a typo for rose) but they invented potato crisp bryozoan....

Christian Skauge hahaha I always get hungry when finding a sea sausage :)

João Pedro Silva All the nudibranchs here in Portugal share on common name: "nudibranch". Except for Peltodoris atromaculata: "vaquinha suíça" (literally, "swiss cow", a dairy Holstein breed cow).

Becky Hitchin I have some plastic nudibranchs from Japan :)

David Kipling I have to say that I am disappointed that the National Museum (which tends to focus on welsh natural history) has a display of purely tropical nudibranchs! I think we should get João Pedro Silva's wife to make an extravagant set of NE Atlantic nudibranchs to replace them, to show that the Atlantic has species that can easily rival those in the tropics.

David Kipling Although we might have to make the Dotos a bit larger-than-life!

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 29 Mar 2012
Oriol Domingo hypselodoris Villafranca - a la Mar Menuda - Tossa de Mar. Maig 2012

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 25 May 2012
O Gajo Dos Olivais One of my favourites (Hypselodoris villafranca)

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 24 May 2012
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Crop from a Hypselodoris villafranca....

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 16 Jan 2012
João Pedro Silva Luckily, this large flatworm passed by as I was shooting a juvenile Hypselodoris villafranca. Same longitudinal pattern, same colours (different arrangement, though).

Juliana Bahia What a beautiful register!

João Pedro Silva Only wish it had been a larger H. villafranca :)

Message posted on Marine Flatworms on 04 Jun 2012
Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos From Galicia Spain. Vigo

Josep LLuis Peralta Rebull Flabellina babai

Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos Thank You Nudimaster. I know

João Pedro Silva Interesting how not so long ago this was thought to be endemic to the Mediterranean. Right after Hypselodoris villafranca, it's the most common and easily seen nudibranch here in Portugal.

Erling Svensen THIS was a beautiful one. Congratulations...! Can you export one to Norway? (alive)

João Pedro Silva Don't know if it would survive the trip (they are fairly large and active so I suppose their metabolism is rather fast). I'm often asked if this species is expanding its distribution. I really don't know but I'm more inclined to say that there are more "nudi aware" divers with cameras and also more diving spots.

Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos Thanks Joao and Erling. It´s my first Babai in Galicia. It´s rare here. The H.Villafranca and Cantabrica are the most common

João Pedro Silva The "Top 5" in frequency here in Portugal are Hypselodoris villafranca, Flabellina babai, Hypselodoris cantabrica, Hypselodoris tricolor and Chromodoris krohni.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 12 Apr 2012
Ana Claudia Ferreira Portugal - Sesimbra

Arne Kuilman Mating Hypselodoris villafranca.

Antonello Nazareno ... it is not villafranca ... possibly Hypselodoris fontandraui ...

Roy Arthur David Lontoh And this is nudibranch, not flatworm :)

Message posted on Marine Flatworms on 26 Oct 2012
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Doridoidea (Superfamily)
                  Chromodorididae (Family)
                    Hypselodoris (Genus)
                      Hypselodoris villafranca (Species)
Associated Species