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First record of Ragged Sea Hare Bursatella leachii Blainville, 1817 (Opisthobranchia: Euopisthobranchia: Aplysiidae) in Pulicat Lake, east coast of India

  • Satyanarayan Sethi (a1), Mohadev Ram Kokane (a2), Subhendu Kumar Otta (a3) and Guneswar Sethi (a4)

Abstract

Specimens of Bursatella leachii Blainville, 1817 were collected from Pulicat Lake along the east coast of India at depths of up to 1 m and the maximum number of this species were recorded at a depth of 20 cm (13°33′57″N 80°10′29″E) on a sandy soil bed. A thorough literature survey on the species revealed this study to be the first report of its occurrence from this region. The present investigation describes a review on the occurrence and morphological features of this specimen.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: S.N. Sethi, Madras Research Centre of CMFRI, 75 Santhome High Road, R.A. Puram, Chennai-28, India email: sethisatyanarayana@yahoo.co.in

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First record of Ragged Sea Hare Bursatella leachii Blainville, 1817 (Opisthobranchia: Euopisthobranchia: Aplysiidae) in Pulicat Lake, east coast of India

  • Satyanarayan Sethi (a1), Mohadev Ram Kokane (a2), Subhendu Kumar Otta (a3) and Guneswar Sethi (a4)

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