An account of the occurrence of Wedge Sea Hare Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786) (Gastropoda: Aplysiidae) from Andaman Islands, India

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Vikas Pandey
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0925-3074
Ganesh Thiruchitrambalam
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9938-3483
M. Savurirajan
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3462-2890
Raj Kiran Lakra
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4553-6856
Jawed Equbal
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9936-8096
Kunal Satyam
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8882-6493
P. Shanmukha Sainath
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2550-5219
Rokkarukala Samson
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9228-4324

Abstract

In the present article we provide a detailed account on the occurrence of Wedge Sea Hare Dolabella auricularia, from two different locations (Hut Bay and Burmanallah) of Andaman Islands.  This species has been reported by Rao (2003) from Andamans but there is no specific location mentioned.  First occurrence of this species was observed in Hut Bay coast of Little Andaman and after a three month interval a group of Wedge Sea Hares were again spotted from Burmanallah, South Andaman.  In the present article we have given a detailed account on the occurrence and morphological features with field and laboratory pictures of D. auricularia and its biomedical importance based on literature.

 

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Pandey, V., Thiruchitrambalam, G., Savurirajan, M., Lakra, R.K., Equbal, J., Satyam, K., Sainath, P.S. and Samson, R. 2018. An account of the occurrence of Wedge Sea Hare Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786) (Gastropoda: Aplysiidae) from Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 6 (May 2018), 11818–11821. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3418.10.6.11818-11821.
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Ganesh Thiruchitrambalam, Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 744112, India

Assistant Professor,
Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology

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