Hypselodoris bennetti

Hypselodoris bennetti is a species of colourful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.


This nudibranch is found in Southeastern Australia from Queensland to Victoria.[1]


Hypselodoris bennetti has a turquoise-blue body and a bright yellow mantle edge. There are red spots on its under body and dorsum running longitudinally along the centre and at the mantle edge. The gills and rhinophores are white, outlined with pink or red.

This species can reach a total length of at least 50 mm and has been observed feeding on sponges from the genus Psammocinia.[1]


  • Rudman, W.B. (1983a) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris splendida, C. aspersa and Hypselodoris placida colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 78: 105-173.
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