Elysia grandifolia   Kelaart,  1857 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Plakobranchidae

Image copyrights: Australian Museum

Description
Size: 45 mm long by 31 mm wide; buccal diameter 3.75 mm long by 2.5 mm.

Color: Lines of black run round the upper and lower edges of the margin and the rhinophores are also marked with black.

The radula well developed; consists of a single row of teeth, 10 in the ascending and 21 in the descending series.
There are about 18 discarded teeth in the sac. Each tooth consists of a roughly cylindrical base, shaped somewhat like the centrum of a caudal vertebra in a mouse, bearing a high, narrow blade with a sharp, slightly curved distal edge parallel with the base. The anterior border of the blade is sharp and minutely serrulated while the hinder border is deeply grooved to receive the anterior border of the tooth behind.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Kathiawar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Hanumandandi Reef INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Balani, MC and Patel, B (1994) Occurance of Elysia grandifolia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) and its radionuclide content from Tarapur coastal waters, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 23(1) 61-63 Available at - NCL, Pune (ASFA Records 3)
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hornell, J (1909) Report to the government of Baroda on the marine zoology of Okhamandal in Kattiawar, by James Hornell ... With supplementary reports on special groups by other zoologists ... London, Williams and Norgate Available at - http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/1073
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • O'Donoghue, CH (1932) Notes on Nudibranchiata from southern India Journal of Molluscan Studies The Malacological Society of London 20(3) 141-166 Available at - http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/3/141.full.pdf+html
  • Gopalakrishnan, P (1970) Some observations on the shore ecology of the Okha Coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Cochin, India 120(1&2) 15-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf

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