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Gymnodoris ceylonica

Gymnodoris ceylonica is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Gymnodorididae.[2][3]

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Distribution

This species occurs in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean.[3]

Description

Gymnodoris ceylonica has a translucent white body which is covered with many orange spots. It has translucent orange-lined white gills and orange rhinophores. The foot is translucent white and edged with an orange margin.

References

  1. ^ Kelaart, E.F. (1858). "Description of a new Ceylonese nudibranch." Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Ser.3), 1(4): 257-258, Pl. 10B.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2012). Gymnodoris ceylonica. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=214544 on 2012-04-15
  3. ^ a b http://www.seaslugforum.net/gymnceyl.htm
  • MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds) (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp.
  • Gosliner T.M., Behrens D.W. & Valdés A. (2008) Indo-Pacific nudibranchs and sea slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books and California Academy of Sciences. 426 pp.

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