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

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Description
Size: Max length 3.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Two low, white ridges separated by three furrows lined with black. The central furrow is anteriorly longer than the two adjacent furrows almost reaching up to the mantle margin. Whereas posteriorly the adjacent furrows are longer and generally join together to form a 'U' shaped furrow. The mantle margin is white with black spots. Rhinophores were pale white. The ventral side is white with black spots on the margin of the hyponotum and on the side of the foot.

Similar species: Phyllidiopsis striata, Phyllidiopsis annae and Phyllidiopsis sphingis


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder INDIA
• Andaman Sea

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/
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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