Glossodoris poecila   Winckworth,  1946 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 30 x 8 and 30 x 6 mm

Dull red network over the central area of the notum, which is rather irregular and more marked in some specimens than in others, but always present. Within it are rounded yellow spots on a pale blue ground. The border of the mantle is white with rounded orange spots and thin blue bars running in at right angles to the edge, which become red on joining up with the central red network. On the dorsal surface of the tail there are some yellow and some blue spots and sometimes a central longitudinal red line. The rhinophores have about 14 red foliations and white translucent bases. The branchiae are always nine in number, white with red lines down the rhachis both inside and outside. The under surface of the mantle is white, with the spots showing through from above. The thick oral tentacles are translucent white. The foot is grooved in front, white, with short blue lines or elongate spots running in a row along each side but not on the sole.

The radula consists of bifid teeth with 3 accessory denticles. Formula: 60 x 70.0.70. The buccal armature has two plates of simple hooks.

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• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Winckworth, HC (1946) Glossodoris from Bombay Journal of Molluscan Studies Malacological Society of London 26(6) 155-160 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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