Phyllidiopsis shireenae   Brunckhorst,  1990 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Phyllidiidae

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Description
Size: Max length 11.0 cm TL (male)

Color: The crest is lined with a black furrow which is extended towards the mantle edge into thinner line anteriorly and posteriorly. The mantle is white, with salmon pink rhinophores.

The body is not dorsoventrally flattened. Each rhinophoral clavus has 17-20 lamellae.

Similar species: Phyllidiopsis krempfi, Phyllidiopsis pipeki, Phyllidiopsis burni, Phyllidiopsis gemmata and Phyllidiopsis fissuratus.


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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

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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