Cadlinella ornatissima   Risbec,  1928 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Chromodorididae

Image copyrights: Bill Rudman

Description
Size: Max length 2.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Easily recognized by the pink-tipped tubercules on its dorsum. Rhinophore creamy white in color and the gills are also of same color. Mantle yellow with white tail portion.

It has a characteristic pattern of single-celled, flask-shaped and compound mantle glands. The large compound glands around the mantle edge can be seen around the mantle edge.

Similar species: Mexichromis multituberculata


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Arabian Sea
• 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
  • 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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