Hypselodoris zephyra
Hypselodoris zephyra, Lord Howe Is, Photo: Ian Shaw
Hypselodoris zephyra
Hypselodoris zephyra, Solitary Islands, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Hypselodoris zephyra
Hypselodoris zephyra


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Pale cream or whitish body, wavy parallel longitudinal violet or black lines, pale foot with purple edge. Mantle lacks a continuous coloured marginal band. Gills red or orange, rhinophores similarly coloured with a white tip. Grows to 40 mm.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: N/A

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: Vulnerable

Occurrence: Widespread (100% 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.