Pteraeolidia ianthina   (Angas,  1864) (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Size: Max length 15.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Mantle greyish; color varies from place to place. A greenish white stripe from the anterior of the mantle to the end. The white animal is a juvenile which as not yet developed its crop of zooxanthellae.

Distinguished by the length and branched ceratal group at particular interval. Stores zooxanthellae in its body, which helps them to stay without taking food for few days.

Synonym (s)
Pteraeolidia semperi (Bergh, 1870)
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Diglipur INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at -

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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