Onchidium tenerum   Stoliczka,  1869 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Systellommatophora
Family:Onchidiidae

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Description
Size: Length 5.85-35.40 mm.
Width 3.20-19.30 mm.

Color: Mantle greenish-grey and with dark spots and finely granular.

Body oval, more or less elongated at the time of movement, soft, pulpy; eyes black and centrally located in transverse fold; eye pedicles stout at the base with distinct swollen, granular tips; pulmonary orifice is situated at the posterior end of the mantle.
It lies in perpendicular position with posterior end of the mantle directed upward.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Uttarbhag INDIA (Record: 18/08/1931, 13/03/1933, 04/03/1934)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 26/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 15/03/1985, 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 13/09/1985)
• West Bengal, Haora INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Subarnarekha Mouth INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Sibganj INDIA (Record: 11/08/1988)

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
  • Khalua, RK; Chakravarty, G and Chakraborty, SK (2003) Annotated list of molluscs from the coastal tract of Midnapore District, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 245-249 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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