Hypselodoris agassizii

Hyselodoris agassizii was named in 1894 by Rudolf Bergh from specimens collected by the research vessel Albatross from off the coast of Panama. It was named for Professor Alexander Agassiz of Harvard University, who was in charge of the expedition. Hypselodoris agassizii is known from the Gulf of California to Ecuador. It is similar in appearance to Hypselodoris ghiselini which also occurs in the Gulf of California and is blue with yellow spots. Hypselodoris agassizii has interrupted marginal bands which are not present in H. ghiselini.

As a new feature to the Slug Site, a different nudibranch will be selected on a weekly basis for enchanced display.

The above information courtesy of:

Dr. Terry Gosliner

California Academy of Sciences

Send Terry mail at tgosliner@calacademy.org

For those of you interested in the photographic background information of the images, the following may be of interest!
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