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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > sea slugs > Order Nudibranchia > Genus Hypselodoris
Pink-gilled hypselodoris nudibranch
Hypselodoris sp.
Family Chromodorididae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This small colourful nudibranch is sometimes seen in numbers on our Northern shores. On coral rubble and rocky shores with sponges and encrusting animals.

Features: 2-3cm. Body long, narrow with a long tail. Pale with bright spots. Large flower-like gills on the back and large rhinophores (relative to the body size). Gills are frilly and edged in bright pink, without spots. See also Dr Bill Rudman's comments on this nudibranch.

Changi, Jun 02

Changi, Jun 12

Changi, Jun 12

Egg mass?
Pulau Sekudu, Jun 14

Egg mass?
Pulau Sekudu, Jun 14

Pink-gilled hypselodoris nudibranchs on Singapore shores

Photos of Pink-gilled hypselodoris nudibranchs for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Pulau Ubin, Dec 12
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr..

Chek Jawa, Jan 14
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Tanah Merah, Dec 12
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Beting Bronok, Jun 14
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Thanks to Toh Chay Hoon for sorting out the Hypselodoris from the Chromodoris photos.


  • Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
  • Debelius, Helmut, 2001. Nudibranchs and Sea Snails: Indo-Pacific Field Guide IKAN-Unterwasserachiv, Frankfurt. 321 pp.
  • Wells, Fred E. and Clayton W. Bryce. 2000. Slugs of Western Australia: A guide to the species from the Indian to West Pacific Oceans. Western Australian Museum. 184 pp.
  • Coleman, Neville. 2001. 1001 Nudibranchs: Catalogue of Indo-Pacific Sea Slugs. Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic Pty Ltd, Australia.144pp.
  • Humann, Paul and Ned Deloach. 2010. Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications. 497pp.
  • Coleman, Neville, 1989. Nudibranchs of the South Pacific Vol 1. 64 pp.
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