Hypselodoris zebrina   (Alder & Hancock,  1864) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Australian Museum

Color: White with waved crimson stripe down the centre of the back and transverse stripes of the same color (of unequal lengths) at the sides and around the ends; there are largish yellow spots down each side of the central stripe and between the transverse ones near the margin; a crimson stripe also runs from the cloak along a ridge to the tail. The yellow spots, radial purple lines, and purple dorso-median line down the posterior foot are all very characteristic features found in no other species of chromodorid.

Similar species: Hypselodoris kanga, Hypselodoris nigrostriata and Hypselodoris zephyra.

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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• 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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