Onchidium typhae   Buchannan,  1800 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: Length 13.45-43.25 mm; width 9.05-20.00 mm.

Color: Mantel greenish with various shades upwards, foot greenish yellow.

Body narrow and elongated during motion; with obtuse anterior and posterior ends; numerous smaller and larger tubercles distributed throughout the dorsal surface; the top of the tubercles provided with 2-4 jet black dots; foot narrow, and not as broad as mantle.

Synonym (s)
Onchidium typhae Buchannan, 1800

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• West Bengal, Haldibari INDIA (Record: 11/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Nurpur INDIA (Record: 07/12/1983)
• West Bengal, Bally Khal INDIA (Record: 17/08/1988)
• West Bengal, Chhota Mullakhali INDIA (Record: 13/09/1934)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 13/03/1985, 09/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 15/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 27/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 25/06/1986)
• West Bengal, Gadiwara INDIA (Record: 04/01/1989)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Sultanpur INDIA (Record: 29/11/1987)
• West Bengal, Patikhal INDIA (Record: 15/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Champta INDIA (Record: 15/09/1983)

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
  • 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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