Aplysia benedicti   Eliot,  1899 (Sea Slug)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Anaspidea
Family:Aplysiidae

Description
Size: up to 100 in length and 70 mm in width.

Color: Greenish black with irregular ocellate spots.

Animal large, body soft, fleshy, elongate, ovoid tapering into a tail posteriorly; tentacles large and leaf-like, rhinophores or posterior pair of tentacles more or less cylindrical; shell thin, membranous and covered by mantle, internally with a thin, white calcareous layer; a ctenidium in a cavity on the right, genital pore anterior to the ctenidium; radula with a tricuspid central tooth and numerous laterals.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Nariman Point INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Gujarat, Okha Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Hanumandandi Reef INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Datta, SN; Chakraborty, SK; Jaiswar, AK and Venkateshvaran, K (2008) Temporal and spatial differences in species diversity in the intertidal region of south Mumbai Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 29-37 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
  • Datta, SN; Chakraborty, SK; Jaiswar, AK and Ziauddin, G. (2010) A comparative study on intertidal faunal biodiversity of selected beaches of Mumbai coast Journal of Environmental Biology Academy of Environmental Biology, India, 31(6) 981-986 Available at - www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/201011_nov10/paper_15.pdf
  • Gopalakrishnan, P (1970) Some observations on the shore ecology of the Okha Coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Cochin, India 120(1&2) 15-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • 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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