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Record of striped paper bubble shell, Hydatina physis (Linnaeus, 1758), from Indian waters

  • Sonia Kumari (a1), Jaymesh Thadani (a2), K.R. Sreenath (a1) and M. Koya (a1)


The opisthobranch gastropod Hydatina physis (Linnaeus, 1758) is recorded from the north-west coast of India, off Veraval, Gujarat. A literature review on the distribution of this species revealed that this is the first report of H. physis from Indian waters since 1877 when a specimen collected from Chennai along the east coast of India and deposited in the Australian Museum was later identified to be H. physis. A note on the morphological features of this specimen is detailed in the present paper.


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Correspondence should be addressed to: S. Kumari, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Regional Centre, Veraval, Gujarat, India email:


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Record of striped paper bubble shell, Hydatina physis (Linnaeus, 1758), from Indian waters

  • Sonia Kumari (a1), Jaymesh Thadani (a2), K.R. Sreenath (a1) and M. Koya (a1)


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