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    Halgerda dalanghita Fahey & Gosliner, 1999 (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Discodorididae) - a new record for India from the Andaman Islands
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Halgerda dalanghita Fahey & Gosliner, 1999, a discodoridid nudibranch was reported from Havelock Island of Ritchie’s Archipelago representing a new addition to the Opisthobranch fauna of India. This species is characterized by a firm, bright orange coloured mantle with a network of angular ridges on the dorsum that is ornate with white lines and dots; rhinophores with 17 brown lamellae on a translucent white stalk; highly pinnate gills with eight branchial leaves. The present record extends the known geographical distribution of H. dalanghita and this is the sixth species representing the genus in India. 
    Attribution
    Immanuel Titus, Goutham-Bharathi M. P., Kiruba-Sankar R.; Journal of Threatened Taxa Vol 8, No 3 (2016) 26/3/2016; pp. 8626-8628; 10.11609/jott.2288.8.3.8626-8628
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    New record of a headshield slug Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) from Andaman Islands, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Opisthobranchs are the least studied group of marine gastropod molluscs in India. They are purely marine animals and display a wide array of colours and forms. This paper presents a new record of an opisthobranch, Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus, from Andaman Islands. The species was found inhabiting the intertidal area on rocks covered with green and brown algae.
    Attribution
    Narayana S., Mohanraju R. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(5) pp. 4113-4114; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3357.4113-4
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    A first record of the benthic form of Stylocheilus longicauda (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) (Anaspidea: Aplysiidae) from Gujarat and Maharashtra along the mainland west coast of India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper is a part of the author’s ongoing work on the opisthobranch fauna of India under MoEF supported programme All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy - Mollusca (AICOPTAX). The present paper extends the range of the benthic form of Stylocheilus longicauda to the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat along the west coast of India.
    Attribution
    Apte D. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 17(5) pp. 5299-5300; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3219.5299-300
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    An annotated checklist of opisthobranch fauna (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) of the Nicobar Islands, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper presents 52 species of opisthobranchs recorded from the Nicobar group of Islands. Of these, Aldisa erwinkoehleri, Dermatobranchus rodmani, Glossodoris pallida, Noumea simplex, Pectenodoris trilineata, Okenia kendi, Tambja morosa, Phyllidia elegans, Phyllidiopsis annae, Flabellina riwo and Phidiana indica represent new records for Indian waters.
    Attribution
    Sreeraj C.R., Sivaperuman C., Raghunathan C. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(4) pp. 2499-2509; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2783.2499-509
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    First record of Okenia pellucid Burn, 1967 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    There are very few records of opisthobranchs in comparison to the vastness of Indian coasts. The published records are very patchy and limited to a few areas such as Gulf of Kutch, Gulf of Mannar, Lakshadweep and Andaman Nicobar Islands. The present paper records Okenia pellucida Burn, 1967 (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) for the first time from India on the south-western coast of Maharashtra. This nudibranch is known to be associated with fouling bryozoans Zoobotryon verticillatum.
    Attribution
    Bhave V., Apte D. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(4) pp. 3362-3365; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2929.3362-5