Bornella dotoides   Pola, Rudman & Gosliner,  2009 (Sea Slug)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Bornellidae

Image copyrights: T.M. Gosliner

Description
The general body shape is long and tapering, and the surface is scattered with low pointed tubercles. The body is a translucent whitish brown color with subepidermal white granules scattered all over. The head is rounded, and bears a lobe-like oral tentacle on each side of the mouth, with seven finger-like papillae of unequal length arranged in two rows. The rhinophore sheath is tall with the whitish rhinophore protruding at the tip. There are three elongate papillae on the front and sides of the upper edge of the rhinophore sheath, and a taller, flat and branched sail-like structure attached posteriorly. The posterior sail carries three or four small papillae of different lengths. Behind the rhinophores are four pairs of dorsolateral processes, followed by two single processes in the dorsal mid-line. The first two dorso-lateral processes on each side have four papillae, the third dorso-lateral process has only three papillae, and the fourth is simple, lacking any papillae.


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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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