Aplysia parvula   Guilding in Morch,  1863 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Anaspidea
Family:Aplysiidae

Image copyrights: Bill Rudman

Description
Size: Max length 6.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Usually a mottled brown or green body, but sometimes a more uniform color, it usually has a dark border to the parapodia, and the large mantle foramen. The tips of tentacles are usually darker than the background color. There is a similarly sized and shaped species which is black with pale borders.

Showing the typical oral tentacles at the front of the head, on either side of the mouth and the smaller rhinophores just above the eyes. At the back you can see the large parapodial flaps which have a black edge. These parapodia enclose the mantle cavity in which the fragile plate-like shell is found.


Synonym (s)
Aplysia concava Sowerby, 1869
Aplysia norfolkensis Sowerby, 1869

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Raghunathan, C; Gupta, SR; Wangikar, U and Lakhmapurkar, J (2004) A record of live corals along the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat, Arabian Sea Current Science Current Science Association and Indian Academy of Sciences 87(8) 1131-1138 Available at - http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/oct252004/1131.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • (1998) Sea Slug Forum Australian Museum Available at - http://www.seaslugforum.net/

Page last updated on:2011-03-10

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