Halgerda tessellata   (Bergh,  1880) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Discodorididae

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Description
Size: Max length 3.5 cm TL (male)

Color: The animal is brilliantly colored. The orange tubercles are separated by black grooves. The grooves have many bright white colored spots. The ridges joining the tubercles are also orange. Rhinophore is white with black edged rhinophoral lamellae. Gills white with black line in the dorsal side. There is a black spot near the base of rhinophore.


Synonym (s)
Dictyodoris tessellata Bergh, 1880

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh 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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