Stylocheilus longicauda   (Quoy & Gaimard,  1825) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Max length 6.5 cm TL (male)

Color: Varies, greenish with blue colored eye spots. Dark longitudinal lines and scattered eye spots, either with pink or blue centers.

Elongasted, translucent, striped body. Often prickly appearance, and with luminicent blue to violet spots or rings. Produce purple ink when disturbed.

Similar species: Stylocheilus striatus, Stylocheilus citrinus

Synonym (s)
Stylocheilus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Coastal
Prey:  Blue-green algae


• 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • (1998) Sea Slug Forum Australian Museum Available at -
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at -

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