Hypselodoris bullocki   (Collingwood,  1881) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Chromodorididae

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Description
Color: It ranges in color from a pale straw, or even white background to a deep purplish pink. There is usually a thin opaque white line at the mantle border. Typically the gills and rhinophores are yellow or orange with a basal pink or purplish band. The mantle is smooth and without any color or other ornamentations. Rhinopore is yellow to orange with a dark blue to purple base.

Similar species: Hypselodoris apolegma


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Prey:  Sponges

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Katchall INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar 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
  • (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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