Aglaja tricolorata   Renier,  1807 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Aglajidae

Image copyrights: Christian Coudre

Description
Size: Length 9.7 cm, width 3.4 cm

Color: Dark translucent brown with opalescent white spots scattered all over the dorsal surface and the sides. On the ventral surface the background color is much more translucent and the white spots larger.

It has distinctive tentacular corners on the anterior parapodia and a thin posterior flagellum extending out from the ventral fold of the posterior shield.

Similar species: Philinopsis depicta


Synonym (s)
Aglaja taila Marcus Ev. & Er., 1966
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Rocky

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 92.66) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Burma Nallah (Lat: 11.52) (Long: 92.72) 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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