This nudibranch is found in the Tropical Western Pacific from Australia to Hawaii.
Hypselodoris whitei has a yellow body with purple longitudinal lines, and a purple bordered mantle. The gills and rhinophores are bright orange tipped with white. It is very similar in appearance to Hypselodoris maridadilus but that species lacks the white-tipped rhinophores and gills.
This species can reach a total length of at least 40 mm and feeds on sponges.
- Gosliner T. M. & Johnson R. F. (1999). "Phylogeny of Hypselodoris (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) with a review of the monophyletic clade of Indo-Pacific species, including descriptions of twelve new species". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 125(1): 1-114. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1999.tb00586.x.
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