Thuridilla hoffae   Gosliner,  1995 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Elysiidae

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Description
Size: Max length 1.0 cm TL (male)

Color: The background color of the animal is dark blue-black. There is bright orange-yellow line at the parapodial edge, and a broad light blue band running parallel to the parapodial edge just below the edge. It is separated from the orange-yellow edge by a thin line of blue-black. The rhinopores are also light blue except for the tip which is blue-black. A dorsal patch of blue also occurs on the posterior tip of the foot. The anterior margin of the foot has an orange line.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Gosliner, TM (1995) The genus Thuridilla (Opisthobranchia: Elysiidae) from the tropical Indo-Pacific, with a revision of the phylogeny and systematics of the Elysiidae Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 49(1) Available at - Zoological Records
  • 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/

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