Eubranchus mannarensis   Rao,  1968 (Sea Slug)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Eubranchidae

A: Dorsal view; B: Lateral view

Description
Size: 5 mm in length

Color: Body translucent white, mottled with orange and grey-colored patches; cephalic tentacles with brown-colored bands, smooth and bluntly pointed.

Cerata caducous, simple, fusiform with constriction below the tip. Foot narrower than the dorsum with anterolateral corners produced into short horns. Anus acleioprotic median. Masticatory border with a row of denticles. Radula triseriate, median tooth with two to three lateral denticles on either side of the sharp median spine, lateral teeth thin plate-like with triangular spines. Ptyaline glands present; penis unarmed with a separate preputial gland.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 12/1963-03/1964)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam Camp INDIA (Record: 12/1963-03/1964)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, KP (1968) On a new genus and some new species of Opisthobranchiate gastropods of the family Eubranchidae from the Gulf of Mannar Proceedings of the Symposium on Mollusca; 12-16 January 1968 Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51-60 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2363/
  • 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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