Philinopsis pilsbryi   (Eliot,  1900) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Color: Translucent white with a pattern of black reticulate lines. In some specimens the lines are relatively thin and the the head shield pattern is essentially a black figure of eight with some smaller rings and reticulations anteriorly, and similar figure of eight, often broken, is found on the posterior shield. The upper, outer edge of the parapodia has a black reticulation and the ventral part of the parapodia and the foot are colorless. The color pattern though is very variable and turns through to animals which could best be described as being black dorsally with white spots. In these black variations there are usually two large white spots on the headshield and the posterior shield.

Similar species: Philinopsis reticulata

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• 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 -
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at -

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