Euselenops winckworthi   Satyamurti  (Sea Slug)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Pleurobranchomorpha
Family:Pleurobranchaeidae

Description
Color: Translucent white, very slightly tinged with pale yellow over the foot.

Animal broadly ovate in outline; dorso ventrally compressed; dorsum and the ventral sole of the foot flattened; broad and curved velum anteriorly; ventral and anterior surface of the velum bear numerous, close-set, fine, short, filamentous processes which are long and thick. The mantle is small and ovate; rhinophores short, flattened, fleshy lobes rolled upon themselves to form conical structures, surface of the rhinophores is smooth. The buccal funnel is large; foot is very large, rounded, shield-shaped, smooth and bears a broad, flattened and smooth sole. Mouth is a small, elliptical slit. There is no shell.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2013-02-20

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