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Aglaja ocelligerum Bergh, 1894

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Opistobranchia - opisthobranchs »  family Aglajidae »  genus Aglaja

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Description

The single individual was rather contracted. Color of shields and outside of parapodia gray-brown with a multitude of whitish round flecks. Remains of a lighter border of shields and parapodia could be distinguished, and also on margins of the flagellum. The under side of the foot blackish with sparsely-strewn whitish flecks. Gills yellowish. Living animal said to be black-purple with yellow spots. Proportions as usual. The hind margin of anterior shield very strongly produced (3,25 mm.) ; the posterior wings of mantle quite separated, the left lobe prolonged in a flagellum 1 mm. long. The shell is strongly calcified, alabaster-like, with only a narrow, yellowish, cuticular margin anteriorly. Spire somewhat projecting, the process running forward and downward pretty strong, deepened at its base; the right part of the shell stronger, especially more behind. Penis dirty yellow, 4—5 mm. long; glans with a strong furrow, the apex sticking out of penal opening. Prostate strong, a little longer than penis, of the same color, its end forked. Breadth, 4 mm. (Tryon and Pilsbry, Manual of Conchology.)
Described as Doridium ocelligerum.
Source: Oldroyd, I.S. 1927 . The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America. Volume IIa

Distribution

Type locality, Sitka Harbor, Alaska.
RANGE. Known only from type locality.
Author: Jan Delsing

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