Trippa tristis   (Alder and Hancock)  (Sea Slug)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Discodorididae

Description
Size: 9 mm. long by 5 mm. wide and 3 mm.

Minute tubercles on the ridges. Radula consists of 18 rows of teeth, of which the last two are incompletely formed. There is no rhachidial tooth and 22-23 hamate laterals on each side. The teeth are small near the rhachis, reach their maximum about half-way out, and the last three or four decrease rapidly in size. The lips are covered with a conspicuous, plicated, chitinous shield which is reflected to line the first part of the buccal tube. Both radula and buccal lining are of a dark horn brown.


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • O'Donoghue, CH (1932) Notes on Nudibranchiata from southern India Journal of Molluscan Studies The Malacological Society of London 20(3) 141-166 Available at - http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/3/141.full.pdf+html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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