Chromodoris albopunctata [Status Unaccepted]   (Garrett,  1879) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Chromodorididae

Image copyrights: Bill Rudman

Description
Size: 1.5-5.0 cm long, and 0.5 cm broad.

It is white with traces of a darker border. The tubercles are yellowish. They are fairly numerous on the dorsal surface, especially in the middle, and there are also several in front of the rhinophores. They are flattish, about 1 mm in breadth and 0.5 mm in height. The rhinophorial and branchial pockets are not raised and are not tuberculate. The branchiae are small and slender, 2 in number, and grayish in color, with a white stripe on the outside of the rhachis. The tentacles are inverted. On the underside of the posterior mantle margin are eight spherical glands.

The labial armature is distinct and grayish. It consist of rods swollen at the tip and bifid. When looked at as a whole, it gives an impression of a great number of long denticles. The teeth are bifid with two strong prongs at the tip and 4-6 large, clear-cut denticles below them. The three teeth nearest to the rhachis on either side are broader than the first bears at least 4 denticles on the innerside.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • (1910) Records of the Indian Museum Calcutta :Pub. by order of the trustees of the Indian Museum 5 Available at - http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/10294
  • (1998) Sea Slug Forum Australian Museum Available at - http://www.seaslugforum.net/
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

Page last updated on:2012-10-05

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