First record of the Thuridilla indopacifica Gosliner, 1995 (Sacoglossa, Plakobranchidae) from the Gulf of Oman, Iran

Yaser Fatemi, Mohammad Reza Taherizadeh, Adnan Shahdadi

Abstract

Thuridilla indopacifica Gosliner, 1995 (Sacoglossa, Plakobranchidae) is a rare species in the Sacoglossan nudibranch that only reported from the South Africa and Western Australia. This study records T. indopacifica from the Gulf of Oman for the first time showing its expansion to the northwest of Indian Ocean.

Keywords

New record, Nudibranch, Chabahar Bay, Indian Ocean.

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