Phyllidia madangensis   Brunckhorst,  1993 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Phyllidiidae

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Description
Characterized by having few, sparsely scattered notal tubercles on a black mantle, the black color runs up to the edge of the mantle. Alternating smaller tubercle present between larger notal tubercle. A small tubercle is present immediately in front of each rhinophoral pocket. Black line on foot sole absent.

Similar species: Phyllidia carlsonhoffi, Phyllidia varicosa, Phyllidia tula and Phyllidia ocellata.


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Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder 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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