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

Description
Size: Length 2.2 mm and maximum body diameter 0.11 mm.

Body elongated with distinct head and tapering tail. White and vermiform in appearance. Distinct foot-sole present. About 8-10 asymmetrically arranged lateral serata occur on body, each containing a cnidosac with duct. Eyes absent. Radula with 35-40 transverse rows of plates, each row containing 3 teeth. Lateral teeth long, slender and pointed. Middle teeth with 13-17 denticules. Anterior border of mandible with 20 distinct denticles. Inner border of jaw thickened. Epidermis highly contractile and thigmotactic.


Synonym (s)
Pseudovermis soleatus Salvini-Plawen and Rao, 1973

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bomila Creek INDIA (Record: 19/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1993) Littoral meiofauna of Little Andaman Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 155 ZSI, Calcutta 120 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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