Hypselodoris infucata was
originally described from Ruppell and Leuckart in 1828 from
the Red Sea. It has been found throughhout the Indo-Pacific
to the Hawaiian Islands and has recently been found in the
Mediterranean Sea where it presumably entered via the Suez
Canal. It is most closely related to Hypselodoris obscura
from temperate Australia. The two species have consistently
different internal features, but are very similar
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!
Camera System: Tussey T-300 underwater housing with FM-2/Nikon 60mm lens.
Strobe: Ikelite Ai
Film: Fuji Velvia
Site: Anilao, Batangas, Philippines
Photo Editing: PhotoStyler 2.0 on 486 DX-2 33 mhz/ 64 megs RAM
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