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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2020, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part C

First record of Aplysia (Varria) cornigera Sowerby, 1869 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Aplysiidae) from the Karachi coast, with observations on developmental stages under laboratory conditions

Author(s):

Farhana S Ghory, Qadeer M Ali and Shumaila Mubarak

Abstract:
The present study is an investigation of the taxonomical features, spawning behavior, structure of egg masses, and egg development in Aplysia (Varria) cornigera Sowerby, 1869. Adult specimens of A. cornigera were collected from Buleji on 23rd of January, 2017 and kept in aquaria under controlled laboratory conditions until they laid eggs and hatching occurred. This is the first report of Aplysia (V.) cornigera from Pakistan.

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How to cite this article:
Farhana S Ghory, Qadeer M Ali and Shumaila Mubarak. First record of Aplysia (Varria) cornigera Sowerby, 1869 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Aplysiidae) from the Karachi coast, with observations on developmental stages under laboratory conditions. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2020;7(4):178-182.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies