Jorunna funebris   (Kelaart,  1859) (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 5.0 cm TL (male)

Body oblong, covex, of a waxy-white color, and spotted with black. Mantle coriaceous, granular, of an ivory white color and ornamented with jet black spotted circles and half rings or imperfect annular spotted figures. Dorsal tentacles large, clavate; apex black, laminated, without sheaths. Oral tentacles linear, white, tip black. Branchial plumes six, large and drooping, tripinnate, white and shaded lavender grey; midribs of a dark brown color. Foot waxy white, spotted irregularly on the margin of the edges with small and large linear spots.

Similar species: Jorunna ramicola and Jorunna pardus


Synonym (s)
Discodoris wetleyi Allan, 1932
Doris funebris Kelaart, 1859
(Basionym)
Jorunna zania Ev. Marcus, 1976
Kentrodoris annuligera Bergh, 1876
Kentrodoris funebris (Kelaart, 1859)
(Junior synonym)
Kentrodoris gigas Bergh, 1876
Kentrodoris maculosa Eliot, 1906
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Dotted Nudibranch (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 92.66) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Diglipur INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Pongibalu 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

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