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
Ganesh Thiruchitrambalam
M. Savurirajan
Raj Kiran Lakra
Jawed Equbal
Kunal Satyam
P. Shanmukha Sainath
Rokkarukala Samson


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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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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