Mexichromis multituberculata

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Mexichromis multituberculata
Mexichromis multituberculata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
clade Doridacea
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Mexichromis
Species: M. multituberculata
Binomial name
Mexichromis multituberculata
(Baba, 1953)[1]

Mexichromis multituberculata is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This animal was initially found in the Seto Inland Sea and Kii Channel, Japan, and later near Hainan Island and Hong Kong in China, and has been photographed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Sulawesi, Egypt, Thailand.[3][4]

A pair of Mexichromis multituberculata

Description[edit]

This species has purple spots around the edge of the mantle. The mantle also has scattered purple-tipped tubercules.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baba K. (1953). "Three new species and two new records of the genus Glossodoris from Japan". Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 3: 205-211.
  2. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 397 pp. http://www.vliz.be/Vmdcdata/imis2/ref.php?refid=78278
  3. ^ a b http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/meximult Mexichromis multituberculata (Baba, 1953). Sea Slug Forum, accessed 11 March 2009.
  4. ^ http://www.nudipixel.net/species/mexichromis_multituberculata/

Further reading[edit]

  • Rudman W. B. & Darvell B. W. (1990) "Opisthobranch Molluscs of Hong Kong: Part 1. Nudibranch Families; Goniodorididae, Onchidorididae, Triophidae, Gymnodorididae, Chromodorididae". Asian Marine Biology 7: 31-79.

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