Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Members of the genus Thuridilla are brightly colored but not cryptic and are often found crawling on substrates other than the algae they eat (Gosliner, 1995).

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Description

"The living animals (Fig. 1D) are light blue. The edge of the parapodia is lined with a band of bright orange. Immediately inside this band is a narrower black band. Two black lines and an orange band are present at the base of the parapodia, as well. There is a narrow black band surrounding the head, near the level of the eyes. A v-shaped black band is near the middle of each rhinophore and the rhinophores are tipped with orange. Orange pigment is present on the anterior margin of the foot.

There are paired lateral and posterior [dorsal] vessels. These vessels are thin compared to most other species. The anterior vessels are bifurcate near their tips. The more posterior vessels have separate origins from the pericardium and give rise to one or two short branches. (Gosliner, 1995, Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 49(1), p. 9)."

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Distribution

Only known from Indonesia (Gosliner, 1995).

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Thuridilla lineolata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

ACTTTATATATAGTATTTGGGATATGATGTGGATTAGTTGGTACCGGGCTT---AGTTTATTAATTCGGTTTGAATTAGGAACTTCTGGTGCATTTCTAGGAGAT---GATCATTTTTATAATGTTATTGTAACAGCCCATGCATTTGTTATAATTTTTTTTATAGTTATACCATTGATAATTGGCGGTTTTGGAAATTGAATAGTTCCTATTTTA---ATTGGGGCTCCGGACATAAGCTTTCCTCGTATAAATAATATAAGTTTTTGATTGTTACCTCCTTCTTTTATTTTACTTCTATGTTCAAGTCTAGTTGAAGGAGGTGCAGGAACAGGATGAACAGTTTACCCACCTCTAAGGGGTCCAGTAGGTCACGGAGGTGCGTCCGTGGACTTG---GCGATTTTTTCACTACATTTAGCAGGTATGTCTTCTATTTTGGGTGCTGTAAACTTTATTACTACTATTTTTAATATACGTTCTCCAGGAATAACAATGGAACGATTAAGTTTATTTGTTTGATCGGTATTAGTAACTGCTTTTCTTCTTCTTTTATCGTTACCTGTCTTAGCAGGA---GCTATTACTATACTTTTAACTGATCGAAATTTTAACACTAGTTTTTTTGATCCGGCTGGAGGAGGTGATCCAATTTTATATCAACATTTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Thuridilla lineolata

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Thuridilla lineolata

Thuridilla lineolata is a species of sea slug, a sacoglossan, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Plakobranchidae. It is an Indo-Pacific species that lives in or near coral reefs and eats algae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species occurs in the tropical West-Pacific, mainly in Indonesia and the Philippines. It lives on the external slope of coral reefs, on top of the reef, and in the lagoon.

Description[edit]

This species can be up to 3 cm in size. The body is partially covered by the fold of the lateral parapodia. The mantle is bright blue, and the edges of the parapodia are framed by two lines: a fine black one and an orange one on the external side.

The smooth rhinophores and the oral cavity are also marked with a black line and with an orange band.

Biology[edit]

This species is benthic and diurnal. Because of its aposematic coloration, it crawls around to feed in the daylight. Its diet is based on algae.

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