Hypselodoris infucata

Hypselodoris infucata (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1831)

Hypselodoris infucata (Beirut, Lebanon) by Sonja Ooms
















































Hypselodoris infucata  (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 139151).

  • Chromodoris diardii (Kelaart, 1859)
  • Chromodoris runcinata Bergh, 1877
  • Doris infucata Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830 (original)
  • Glossodoris runcinata (Bergh, 1877)




  • Hypselodoris. From Greek “hypsos”, height, high + “doras”, Greek for skin, also Doris, a sea nymph in Greek mythology, wife of Nereus, nymph of the waters and mother of Nereids.
  • Infucata. From Latin “infucatus”, Colored, painted.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Hypselodoris infucata
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


    Western Mediterranean: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Eastern Mediterranean: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Atlantic Ocean: ☆☆☆☆☆

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Hypselodoris infucata based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, M., Madrenas, E. & Pontes, M. (2023) "Hypselodoris infucata" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 19/09/2014. Accessed: 26/02/2024. Available at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/?p=14603)

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