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 email@example.com
For those of you interested in the photographic background information of the images, the following may be of interest!
Camera System: Tussey T-300 underwater housing with FM-2/Nikon 60mm lens.
Strobe: Ikelite Ai
Film: Fuji Velvia
Site: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Photo Editing: PhotoStyler 2.0 on 486 DX-2 33 mhz/ 64 megs RAM
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