Pteraeolidia semperi   Bergh,  1870 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 4-5 cm.

Color: Complicated coloration which produces a general effect of purple with a greenish silvery glaze.

The body shape is slander and elongated. There are about 15-20 groups of cerata which are not at all caducous. The anterior angle of the foot are produced and deeply grooved. The oral tentacles are large; the rhinophores small, stout, and lamellated. The dorsal margin is not marked by a ridge. The radula consists of a single row of 18 teeth, bearing 8 denticles on either side of the central cusp. The cutting edge of the jaw is armed with many rows of denticles.

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• Gujarat, Kathiawar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -
  • aquaportail Available at -
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -

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