December 3, 2009
From: Vishal Bhave
Concerning message #22063:
Seen in a rockpool with large boulder encrusted with Balanus.
Locality: Mandavi, Ratnagiri, 25 cm, Maharashtra, India, Arabian sea, 28 November 2009, Intertidal with rockpools. Length: 18 mm. Photographer: Vishal Bhave.
email@example.comBhave, V.J., 2009 (Dec 3) Berthella stellata from Ratnagiri, India. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22920
It's good to get a photographic record from India to help fill in some of the gaps in its known distribution. In the upper photo I am pretty sure I can make out the outline of the internal shell which covers the viscera. Thanks also for the nice photo from underneath. It shows the single gill on the right side of the body, which gives these animals their common name of side-gilled slugs.
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