Hypselodoris maculosa   (Pease,  1871) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Size: Max length 3.0 cm TL (male)

Color: The mantle color varies. The background color of the mantle is a pale milky orange-brown. Around the anterior of the mantle is a broad translucent pinkish-purple margin with scattered white and darker pinkish-purple spots. At the posterior end the margin is similarly colored but the band is not as broad. From the level of the rhinophores back to the gill pocket, there is a broad orange band at the edge. Running down the central part of the mantle is a purple line which is not continuous. The rhinophore stalks are translucent white and the clubs are white with a broad orange band at the base and another just below the tip. On the sides of the body there are white lines and streaks running parallel to the edge of the foot and some pinkish-purple spots.

Similar species: Thorunna australis

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Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen Bay (Lat: 11.66) (Long: 92.75) 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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