young, about 20 mm
Hypselodoris paulinae Gosliner
dorid is bright-white with two red-orange,
broken longitudinal lines in the center of the
notum. The mantle margin
is bright yellow and there
are large red spots just inside this yellow band.
There are red
spots and a purple band running along the sides of
rhinophores are orange and the gills are
white with a red base and orange rachis.
paulinae is a rare species known from only
a few animals. It
been found on reef flats, shaded cliffs and wrecks
locations from 5-120 m (16-394 ft). It's also been found in Halimeda kanaloana beds at 17 m (55 ft). The deepest
photographed from a HURL submersible. Scott Johnson
behavior in a pair he observed on Oahu. It lays a
white egg mass.
Molokai and Oahu.
species is listed as Hypselodoris
sp. 3 in Hoover, 1998. It was first recorded in
Hawaii from Oahu by
Scott Johnson on July 22,
1985. It's referred to as the "rare Hypselodoris"
in Hoover, 1998 and
as "Pauline's nudibranch" in Hoover, 2006.
Severns: side; 65 mm: found by PF; Molokini Islet, Maui;
July 22, 1991.
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