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First Record of Dendrodoris nigra (Stimpson, 1855) from Saurashtra coast of Gujarat, India with Observation on effect of Sediment Composition on Distribution

Author Affiliations

  • 1Bombay Natural History Society, Gujarat Field Office, 507/B, Apte Apartments, Behind G.P.O., Raopura, Vadodara -390001, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 2Bombay Natural History Society, Gujarat Field Office, 507/B, Apte Apartments, Behind G.P.O., Raopura, Vadodara -390001, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 3Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill House, Opp. Lion Gate, S.B. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001, INDIA

Res. J. Marine Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 10-14, August,12 (2013)


Dendrodoris nigra (Stimpson, 1855) belongs to Phylum: Mollusca, Class: Gastropoda, Order Nudibranchia. This species is common in the Indian and Pacific Ocean. From India this species was recorded from Gulf of Mannar and Lakshdweep. In Gujarat this species was observed earlier in the Gulf of Kachchh. The present report describes the first record of the species from the Dwarka reef situated along the Saurashtra coast.


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