Dendrodoris tuberculosa   (Quoy and Gaimard,  1832) (Sea Slug)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Dendrodorididae

Image copyrights: Australian Museum

Description
Max length : 17.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Background color ranging from pale greenish or yellowish brown to dark brown with large round white spots.

The whole of the mantle is covered with tubercles. Usually these are simple rounded cones but scattered amongst them are large compound tubercles with conical tubercles arrayed all over the surface of the central projection.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Yonow, N; Anderson, CR and Susan, B (2002) Opisthobranch molluscs from the Chagos Archipelago, central Indian Ocean Journal of Natural History Taylor and Francis 36 831-882
  • 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/

Page last updated on:2011-03-10

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