Hypselodoris sagamiensis   (Baba,  1949) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Chromodorididae

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Description
Color: Mantle translucent, sometimes with much of the mantle covered with opaque white. There are smaller black spots scattered over the mantle and some larger diffuse black patches forming a band around the mantle just at the outer edge of the visceral mass. At the edge of the mantle is a band of purple, usually entire around the anterior end but breaking into a series of patches along the sides. Inside the purple margin is a broken band of orange-yellow. The rhinophore stalk is white and the club red. The simple gills are translucent white with red edging. The low pustules covering the mantle are a characteristic feature of the species.

Similar species: Hypselodoris rudmani, Hypselodoris infucata


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Ecology

Biogeography


• 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

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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