Nudibranch

  1. Glossodoris rufomarginata (Bergh, 1890)

Locality: Kovalam

Size: 3 cm

Remarks : New to West Coast of India – Known only from Andaman


2. Goniobranchus annulatus (Eliot, 1904)

Locality: Mulloor, Vizhinjam

Size: 2.5 cm

Remarks: New to India

 


3. Goniobranchus cavae (Eliot, 1904)

Locality: Vizhijam.

Size: 2.5 cm

Remarks: New to West Coast of India

 


4. Goniobranchus setoensis (Baba, 1938)

Locality: Vizhinjam

Size 3cm

Remarks : New to Similar species was recorded from Lakshadweep by Apte (2009;2012). Similar to the species Goniobranchus decorus (Pease, 1860) but Goniobranchus setoensis (Baba; 1938) lacks broad white line and associated purple spots on the dorsum.

 


5. Hypselodoris nigrostriata (Eliot, 1904)

Locality: Kovalam

Size – 2.5cm

Remarks: New to West coast of India.

 


6. Hypselodoris zebrina (Alder & Hancock, 1864)

Locality: Kovalam

Size – 2cm

Remarks : New to West Coast. This species has been reported for the first time from Andhra coast by Alder Hancock (1864).Later this has been reported in Andaman and Nicobar Islands . This is the first report of this species from Peninsular India after Alder Hancock.

 


7. Hoplodoris bifurcata (Baba, 1993)

Locality: Kovalam

Size – 4cm

Remarks : New to India.

 


8. Hoplodoris flammea Fahey & Gosliner, 2003

Locality: Vizhinjam

Size – 4cm

Remarks: New report to India, It was known only from Bali Indonesia.

 


9. Platydoris ellioti (Alder & Hancock, 1864)

Locality: Vizhinjam, Muttom

Size – 5cm

Remarks: New to West coast. This has been reported frm Andhra Pradhesh by Alder Hancock in 1864.This is the second report of this species from India after Alder Hancock.

 


10. Tayuva lilacina (Gould, 1852)

Locality: Kovalam

Size – 5cm

Remarks : New to southwest coast of India

 


 

11. Phyllidia varicosa Lamarck, 1801

Locality: Enayam

Size – 7cm

 


12. Phyllidiella zeylanica (Kelaart, 1859)

Locality: Enayam

Size – 3 cm

Remarks : New to southern west coast of India

 


13. Family: Dendrodorididae O’Donoghue, 1924 (1864)

Genus: Dendrodoris Ehrenberg, 1831

Locality: Edava Vizhinjam, Chompal, Kovalam, Gujarat

Size – 3cm

Remarks: new to south west coast of India

 


14. Dendrodoris nigra (Stimpson, 1855)

Locality: Kovalam ,Avaduthura,Vizhinjam

Size – 4cm

Remarks: new to south west coast of India

 


15. Dendrodoris krusensternii (Gray, 1850)

Locality: Vizhinjam

Size – 4cm

Remarks: New to south West Coast of India.

 


16A,B- Not identified.

Locality : Gulf of Mannar. Kurusithai island.

Size- 6cm.

 


17- Not identified.

Locality : Gulf of Mannar. Kurusithai island.

Size- 6cm.