May 5, 2010
From: Rajesh Kumar
I have attached a photograph of nudibranch and I need your help for identification of that species.
Locality: Thondi, Gulf of mannar, Shore, Tamil nadu, India , Bay of Bengal, 05 April 2010, Intertidal. Length: 122mm. Photographer: Rajesh Kumar.R.K.
firstname.lastname@example.orgKumar, R., 2010 (May 5) Aplysia from Bay of Bengal. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23586
This is a Sea Hare rather than a nudibranch. If you follow the links on the Sea Hare Fact Sheet you will find quite a bit of background information on the family. I have labelled your animal so you can get a basic idea of its anatomy. The purplish colour at the back is the remains of the purple ink many sea hares produce.
It is a species of Aplysia but I am afraid its not possible to identify it to species in this state.
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