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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > sea slugs > Order Nudibranchia > Genus Hypselodoris
Pink-gilled hypselodoris nudibranch
Hypselodoris sp.
Family Chromodorididae
updated May 2020
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

Mating and laying eggs.
Changi, Jun 12

Closer look at egg ribbon.

Pink-gilled hypselodoris nudibranchs on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Punggol, Sep 18
Photo shared by Dayna Cheah on facebook.

Punggol, May 22
Photo shared by Richard Kuah on facebook.

Pasir Ris Park, Dec 20
Photo shared by Jianlin Liu on facebook.

Changi, Jun 20
Photo shared by Jianlin Liu on facebook.

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 11
Photo shared by James Koh on flickr.

Tanah Merah, Dec 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

East Coast (PCN), May 21
Photo shared by Vincent Choo on facebook.

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

Beting Bronok, Jul 19
Photo shared by Abel Yeo on facebook.

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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