Pseudovermis indicus   Salvini-Plawen and Rao,  1973 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• 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

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 -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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