Hypselodoris krakatoa   Gosliner & Johnson,  1999 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Color: The color pattern is complex but consists basically of a pale brown background. On the mantle their is a broad dark brown band around the mantle edge and transverse band of the same color across the midway between the gills and the rhinophores, forming a figure of eight pattern. There is a longitudinal row of bright white spots down the dorsal midline and a submarginal row of spots which runs around the mantle edge. The rhinophore clubs are brown with a white tip and the gills are brownish with white spots up the outer edge of the rachis.

The body is relatively high in profile.

Similar species: Glossodoris cincta

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• 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

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