Hypselodoris bennetti

Bennetts chromodorid | nudibranch | Chromodoris bennetti
Hypselodoris bennetti
Hypselodoris bennetti, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
Hypselodoris bennetti
Hypselodoris bennetti, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Hypselodoris bennetti
Hypselodoris bennetti, Narooma, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Hypselodoris bennetti
Hypselodoris bennetti
Hypselodoris bennetti


Localised, Temperate Australasia


Distinctive blue body with row of red spots down centre of mantle, red streaks on the rhinophores and gills, and a yellow margin.


Max Size: 6 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 13-24.6°C

Depth: 0-34m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (32.2% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney