Gymnodoris striata   (Eliot,  1908) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Gymnodorididae

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Description
Size: Max length 5.5 cm TL (male)

Color: The mantle is yellow with orange border. Gills yellow with yellow edging.

Characterized by the longitudinal orange lines on the dorsum and the transverse arrangement of the gills. There is considerable variability in the orange ridges on the body.

Similar species: Gymnodoris amakusana


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  Molluscs

Biogeography


• Red Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman 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/

Page last updated on:2011-03-10

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