Discodoris boholiensis   Bergh,  1877 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Discodorididae

Image copyrights: Australian Museum

Description
Size: Max length 6.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Usually translucent white with dark brown patches, the amount of dark brown varying between individuals. The rhinophore stalk and club are dark brown with a white line up the posterior midline of the stalk and along the anterior (upper) surface of the club. The dark brown gills have a distinct pattern of white lines.

Characterized by the narrow visceral hump, (which forms a narrow median ridge from the rhinophores to the gills), and wide mantle skirt, often autotomised when disturbed. The gill and rhinophore pockets are raised.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Narayanan, KR (1968) On the opisthobranchiate fauna of the Gulf of Kutch Proceedings of the symposium on Mollusca Part 1, Series 3 Marine Biological Association of India, Marine Fisheries PO, Mandapam Camp, India 188-213 Available at - NIO RC, Kochi
  • Opisthobranchs from the Mediterranean Sea and elsewhere Available at - www.medslugs.de/E/mssmain.htm
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (1998) Sea Slug Forum Australian Museum Available at - http://www.seaslugforum.net/
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf

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