Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 63 Issue 2

New distribution record of Janolus flavoanulatus Pola & Gosliner, 2019 (Nudibranchia: Janolidae) from India

Piyush Vadher, Hitesh K. Kardani and Imtiyaz Beleem
10.6024/jmbai.2021.63.2.2157-17
Abstract

The present study reports two species of nudibranch, Janolus flavoanulatus Pola & Gosliner, 2019 and Janolus toyamensis Baba & Abe, 1970 from Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat. J. flavoanulatus was earlier reported from few localities in the Indo-Pacific region. The present record of this species from Goose reef extends its distribution to Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat. J. flavoanulatus was found rare and sparsely distributed in the undisturbed lower intertidal zone of Goose reef. J. toyamensis was earlier described from the Gujarat coast during 1909 as Antiopella indica. After a century, this species is redescribed here. J. toyamensis was found rare and sparsely distributed in the lower intertidal zone of Sikka coastal belt of Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat

Keywords

First record, Gulf of Kachchh, Janolus flavoanulatus, J. toyamensis, nudibranchs

Date : 30-09-2021