Berthella martensi   (Pilsbry,  1896) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Pleurobranchomorpha
Family:Pleurobranchidae

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Description
Size: Max length 5.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Varies, yellow mantle with brown ring scattered over the mantle. Rhinophore dark brown in color with yellow at the base.

Has ability to autotomise (break off) large sections of its mantle when disturbed. The brown ring visible in paler animals marks the breakage point when the animal breaks off its mantle skirt.


Synonym (s)
Berthella kaniae Sphon, 1972
Gymnotoplax martensi Pilsbry, 1896
(Basionym)
Pleurobranchus scutatus Martens [in Mobius], 1880

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  Sponges

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramakrishna; Sreeraj, CR; Raghunathan, C; Sivaperuman, C; Yogesh Kumar, JS; Raghuraman, R; Immanuel, T and Rajan, PT (2010) Guide to Opisthobranchs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 187 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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/
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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