Pseudovermis indicus   Salvini-Plawen and Rao,  1973 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Pseudovermidae

Description
Size: Length 2.4 - 2.8 mm.

Body elongate and vermiform with 10 large asymmetrically arranged cerata. Head ovoid. Eyes absent. Foot-sole indistinct. Radula with 30 transverse rows of plates, middle plate with 9 denticles. Lateral teeth one-pointed. Jaws with 15 denticles on the anterior border. Nematocysts are few, stenotele-type and irregularly scattered. Epidermal glands richly represented. Distance between cerata I and II is shorter than between cerata II and III. Body white and highly contractile.

The species is highly thigmotactic.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair beach (Lat: 17.72) (Long: 83.33) INDIA (Record: 1/5/2006)
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 23/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, A (2003) A catalogue of new taxa described by the scientists of the zoological survey of India during 1916-1991 Occasional paper no 208 ZSI, Kolkata 530 pp
  • SalviniPlawen, LV and Rao, GC (1973) On three new mesopsammobiotic representatives from the Bay of Bengal: Species of Anthohydra gen. nov. (Hydrozoa) and Pseudovermis (Gastropoda) Zoomorphology 74(3) 231-240
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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