Plakobranchus ocellatus

van Hasselt, 1824

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Plakobranchus ocellatus from Pattaya, Thailand
Identification verified by Nathalie Yonow
 

Identification is verified by Nathalie Yonow, Nudi Pixel expert

Thanks to Lawrence Neal for suggesting identification for this species

Comment from the photographer: I have looked up several different sites searching this species name and not found a picture the same.
Have I identified correctly
 

Comment from Lawrence Neal: Your ID is correct. The ocelli on the body are distinctive. Nice pic, as individuals are usually obscured by sand. This species is common in the shallows (less than 2 m) in Thailand, usually in sandy areas close to rocks, like you find at beach headlands. At Pattaya, sometimes hundreds can be found at Koh Rin and Koh Sark (and no doubt many other similar sites). It's also present in the Andaman Sea (easy to find close to rocks on Khao Lak Beach in ankle-deep water). Andaman Sea specimens are similar to those at Pattaya. Because it's usually found in very shallow water in Thailand, perhaps divers don't often see or photograph them...

Location:Pattaya, Thailand
Photographer:Charlie Frost
Camera:Canon PowerShot G11View EXIF properties
Taken on:October 22, 2010
Viewed:1165 times
Posted:7 years ago
Updated:5 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Plakobranchidae
Species:Plakobranchus ocellatus