Phyllidia ocellata   Cuvier,  1804 (Sea Slug)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Phyllidiidae

Image copyrights: Australian Museum

Description
Size: Max length 6.0 cm TL (male)

The most typical dorsal pattern consists of four to ten black rings bordered in white, each with a central gold or white tubercle. There is little ontogenetic variation in external pattern (i.e., juveniles resemble adults), however considerable individual variation in dorsal pattern occurs in this species. From the basic pattern described, there appear to be numerous related and irregular patterns where the black areas expand and/or meander across the dorsum.

Similar species: Phyllidia madangensis, Phyllidia tula


Synonym (s)
Phyllidia baccata Pruvot-Fol, 1957
Phyllidia japonica Baba, 1937
Phyllidia multituberculata C. R. Boettger, 1918
Phyllidia ocellata undula Yonow, 1986
Phyllidia tuberculata Baba, 1930
Phyllidiopsis carinata Eliot, 1910

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.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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