WoRMS taxon details

Hypselodoris kanga Rudman, 1977

209599  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:209599)

accepted
Species
marine
Rudman, W. B. (1977). Chromodorid opisthobranch Mollusca from East Africa and the tropical West Pacific. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 61: 351-397.
page(s): 356, 388 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Up to 4 cm long. Similar to H. infucata, this species is pale blue with yellow spots and with dark blue streaks running in...  
Description Up to 4 cm long. Similar to H. infucata, this species is pale blue with yellow spots and with dark blue streaks running in from the mantle edge. The rhinophores are deep red with blue stalks,and the gills are a complex of colours but always with yellow spots on their outer faces. Habitat: diverse, among shallow coral reefs. Distribution: E Africa to W Pacific (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Hypselodoris kanga Rudman, 1977. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=209599 on 2018-10-19
Date
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1997-08-08 05:35:53Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2011-01-21 09:08:31Z
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original description Rudman, W. B. (1977). Chromodorid opisthobranch Mollusca from East Africa and the tropical West Pacific. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 61: 351-397.
page(s): 356, 388 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (HKRMS) Jensen KR. (1998). Zoogeographic affinities of Hong Kong Opisthobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda). In: Morton B, editor. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Marine Biology of the South China Sea, The Marine Biology of the South China Sea.Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. pp 43-55.  [details]   

additional source Rudman, W. B. (1984). The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: a review of the genera. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 81(2): 115-273.
page(s): 189 [details]   

additional source Gosliner, T. M.; Behrens, D. W.; Valdés, Á. (2008). Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and seaslugs. A field guide to the world's most diverse fauna. <em>Sea Challengers Natural History Books, Washington.</em> 426, pp.
page(s): 264 [details]   

additional source Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) <i>Nudibranchs of the world</i>. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN: 978-3-939767-06-0
page(s): 126 [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Johnson R.F. & Gosliner T.M. (2012) Traditional taxonomic groupings mask evolutionary history: A molecular phylogeny and new classification of the chromodorid nudibranchs. <i>PLoS ONE</i> 7(4): e33479., available online at http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033479 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Up to 4 cm long. Similar to H. infucata, this species is pale blue with yellow spots and with dark blue streaks running in from the mantle edge. The rhinophores are deep red with blue stalks,and the gills are a complex of colours but always with yellow spots on their outer faces. Habitat: diverse, among shallow coral reefs. Distribution: E Africa to W Pacific (Richmond, 1997). [details]