Pleurobranchaea tarda species group

This species group consists of: Pleurobranchaea bubala, Pleurobranchaea tarda

Pleurobranchaea tarda species group
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Pleurobranchida
Family:Pleurobranchidae
Species:Pleurobranchaea tarda species group

Comment from Terry Gosliner on photo #1452
Either Pleurobranchaea tarda or Pleurobranchaea bubala

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #999
An adult individual. The taxonomy of the Atlantic species of Pleurobranchaea needs reassessment taking into account ontogenetic changes and intraspecific variation. Note the absence of a caudal spur on the tail, so this species is definitely different to the other Atlantic species Pleurobranchaea inconspicua.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2962
A juvenile individual. The taxonomy of the Atlantic species of Pleurobranchaea needs reassessment taking into account ontogenetic changes and intraspecific variation.

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Pleurobranchaea tarda species group from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Pleurobranchaea tarda species group from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Pleurobranchaea tarda species group from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Pleurobranchaea tarda species group from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Pleurobranchaea tarda species group from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
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