Chromodoris petechialis [Status Unaccepted]   (Gould,  1852) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Chromodorididae

Image copyrights: Australian Museum

Description
Size: Length 6 cm; breadth 2.5 cm.

Color: Pale, a little slate-colored each side, and with a marginal orange-colored line, and a submarginal lemon-colored shading; over the whole surface are small, regularly disposed, rose-red blotches, like a petechiae. Cervical tentacles tapering, vermilion-colored, with only a minute portion laminated.

Animal rounded-oval, depressed. Branchial star of six narrow, tapering, pinnate plumules. Head very small; labial tentacles short, conical; foot narrow, shorter than the body; beneath colorless, the mantle and foot bordered with pale orange.


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Biogeography


• Gujarat, Kathiawar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Hornell, J (1909) Report to the government of Baroda on the marine zoology of Okhamandal in Kattiawar, by James Hornell ... With supplementary reports on special groups by other zoologists ... London, Williams and Norgate Available at - http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/1073
  • (1998) Sea Slug Forum Australian Museum Available at - http://www.seaslugforum.net/

Page last updated on:2012-10-05

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