Sakuraeolis kirembosa   Rudman,  1980 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Facelinidae

Image copyrights: Bill Rudman

Description
Color: Head and body a milky translucent orange color, with body darkening behind the second ceratal arch to a deeper orange where the gonads show through. The basal half of each oral tentacle is transparent with the distal half being milky orange. The basal third of the rhinophores is transparent, while the upper two thirds is a milky orange. The foot is translucent with a faint orange tinge, the anterior end producing long, tapering foot corners. A median band of orange runs to the tip of the tail from between the most posterior cerata. The lower three quarters of each ceras is translucent, with dense white speckling, which obscures the digestive gland duct. The upper quarter of each cerata is quite colourful, with a milky orange tip, and then below that a bright purple region, and below that a dull greenish brown section.

The oral tentacles are long and tapering and about one and a half times the length of the rhinophores. The rhinophores have scattered, rounded bumps all over them. The cerata are arranged into six pairs of multi-rowed arches each raised on a pad, and there is also a group of irregularly arranged cerata at the posterior end of the body.

Similar species: Godiva quadricolor, Sakuraeolis gujaratica


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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
  • (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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