Kalinga ornata   Alder and Hancock,  1864 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length: 56.05 mm; width: 31.15-36.15 mm.

Color: Pale yellowish white; back tinted with shades of light green and pink, gills greyish green, bespeckled with crimson, mantle beset with minute conical processes, very minutely papillated at the base and with crimson or yellow.

Animal doris-like with broad foot and narrow back; foot flat, oval; anterior margin bears 14 small, pale white, plumose tufts, shorter in the middle and longer on the sides; mouth slit-like, situated anterior between mantle and foot just below the oral veil, guarded by two fleshy labial folds; rhinophores two, conical, perfoliated structure with a short, stout pedicle; posterior dorsal margin with five pinnately branched branchiae with equal interspace; gill contractile, contractile tuft at the centre; conical processes vary in size and diameter; genital vestibule situated on the right side of the body between mantle and foot.

Synonym (s)
Kalinga ornata Alder and Hancock, 1866

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal


• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 07/1985)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Opisthobranchs from the Mediterranean Sea and elsewhere Available at - www.medslugs.de/E/mssmain.htm
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa

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