Eubranchopsis indicus   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: 6 mm

Color: Body light brown with deep violet or blue bands on the cephalic tentacles and cerata. The extremities of the cephalic tentacles, foot prolongations, and conical tubercles cerata are covered with white shining granules.

Cephalic tentacles smooth. Foot corners tentaculiform; cerata long with acutely conical tubercles arranged in three circlets. Hepatic diverticulum in the cerata simple, terminating by a cnidosac. Anus located in the inner corner of the third right branchial row; nephroproct close and in front of the anal opening. Masticatory edge of the jaw denticulated; radula triseriate, median teeth horseshoe-shaped with four lateral denticles on either side of the median cusp. Lateral teeth triangular, higher than broad with a triangular spine. Ptyaline glands present, preputial sac absent, vas deferens modified into glandular prostate; penis unarmed.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 04/1963-03/1964)

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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