Hoplodoris armata   (Baba,  1993) (Sea Slug)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Discodorididae

Image copyrights: Australian Museum

Description
Color: The background color of the mantle is a translucent watery brown with scattered dark brown patches. In some animals the patches coalesce so that much of the background is a dark reddish brown. The tubercles usually have a dark purplish knob, while the basal stalk is a translucent watery brown, often with an opaque white ring around the base.

Large ovate dorid with broad mantle skirt. The mantle is covered with rounded tubercles of varying sizes. The tubercles have a rounded terminal knob, a narrower waist and a basal stalk. Its name armata refers to its penis which is armed with many hooks.


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Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.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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