Additions to the sea snail fauna (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) of Lakshadweep Islands, India

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B.K. Sneha Chandran
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7452-9519
R. Ravinesh
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8328-8956
A. Biju Kumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5477-2119

Abstract

Among the 373 species of opisthobranchs reported from India, 92 are from Lakshadweep.  This paper documents 11 species of opisthobranch fauna from Lakshadweep Islands, classified under the families Haminoeidae, Colpodaspididae, Volvatellidae, Dendrodorididae, Chromodorididae, Goniodorididae, Embletoniidae, and Tergipedidae, of which five are new records to India.  Goniobranchus rufomaculatus and Volvatella ventricosa are reported for the first time from the western Indian Ocean.

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Chandran, B.S., Ravinesh, R. and Kumar, A.B. 2017. Additions to the sea snail fauna (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) of Lakshadweep Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 12 (Dec. 2017), 11045–11053. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2342.9.12.11045-11053.
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A. Biju Kumar, University of Kerala

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