Plakobranchus ocellatus   Van Hasselt,  1824 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Plakobranchidae

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Description
Size: Max length 4.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Rhinophore is creamy white.

Parapodia folds over the backside. The green patch in the mantle is from the green ridges, packed full of microscopic chloroplasts, which lines inside the parapodia.


Synonym (s)
Placobranchus ocellatus (van Hasselt, 1824)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Sandy

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Bay (Lat: 11.70) (Long: 92.75) 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/
  • (1998) Sea Slug Forum Australian Museum Available at - http://www.seaslugforum.net/
  • (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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