Phidiana militaris   (Alder & Hancock,  1864) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Aeolidiidae

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Description
Size: Max length 3.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Pale flesh color or white. Bright yellow on the upper half, excepting the extreme tips, which are white. Branchial papillae reddish brown, with bright yellow tips.

Body rather stout, tapering to a fine point behind. Dorsal tentacles rather long, smooth, swelling a little in the center and tapering to a point above, with a broad belt of scarlet near the center, gradually fading into flesh color below. Oral tentacles large, stout and tapering. The scarlet central belt is extended down each tentacle in narrow line, the two uniting on a bulb on the central of the head, and continued thence backward to the commencement of the branchial papillae. Branchial papillae numerous, moderately stout, forming six clusters on each side and nearly meeting on the back.

Similar species: Moridilla brockii


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island 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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