Onchidium tigrinum   Stoliczka,  1869 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 6.70-17.00 mm; width 5.30-12.45 mm.

Color: Pale greenish with blackish irregular spots, head and pedicles dark green.

Body large, ovate with strong coriaceous, hard mantle; upper surface with small granules enclosed between large tubercles each with a jet black dot at the tip; foot broad and extended up to the mantle; the pedicle thick at the base, thin in the middle and slightly thickened tip which bear black eyes at upper surface.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• West Bengal, Matla River INDIA (Record: 10/08/1985)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 10/08/1985)
• West Bengal, Haldibari INDIA (Record: 11/09/1983, 22/08/1987)
• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983, 25/06/1986)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 11/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 23/12/1987)
• West Bengal, Netidhopani INDIA (Record: 30/08/1987)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 02/09/1987)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Subarnarekha Mouth INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Old Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nayachar Island INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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
  • 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
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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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