Phyllidia alyta   Yonow,  1996 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Phyllidiidae

Image copyrights: Erwin Koehler

Description
Color: Characterized by four longitudinal black bands which rarely meet. The inner pair run from behind the rhinophores to just in front of the anal papilla. Between them is the median row of tubercles which are usually tipped with yellow. There is then a second row of tubercles on each side which are rarely tipped in yellow/orange. Outside this row is the second black line on each side which runs from the anterior edge of the mantle back to behind the anal papilla. The there is also usually a black transverse band between the rhinophores. Outside the longitudinal black lines are another row of tubercles and outside that row small irregularly scattered tubercles at the mantle edge. There is a solid black median line on the sole of the foot which is broken anteriorly into one or two patches. The rhinophores are yellow.

Similar species: Fryeria marindica, Phillida varicosa, Phillidia coelestis


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Ecology

Biogeography


• MYANMAR
• MALDIVES
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wandoor 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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