Hypselodoris whitei

Hypselodoris whitei is a colourful species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[1]


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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Hypselodoris whitei (Adams & Reeve, 1850)". Sea Slug Forum, accessed 15 December 2010.

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