Pleurobranchus caledonicus

Risbec, 1928

Pleurobranchus caledonicus
Photographed by: Harry Blalock

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Pleurobranchida
Family:Pleurobranchidae
Species:Pleurobranchus caledonicus

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #5650
I think this is what was recently posted on the Sea Slug Forum as Pleurobranchus caledonicus. See http://www.seaslugforum.net/showall.cfm?base=pleucale. The middorsal brown spot seems to be characteristic. It has a wide distribution including the Marshall Islands (see http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/notaspideans/e151.htm) and Hawaii (http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/hawaii/hn07.htm).

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Pictures of Pleurobranchus caledonicus

Pleurobranchus caledonicus from Saipan, Nthn. Mariana IslandsIdentification reviewed by Scott Johnson
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Pleurobranchus caledonicus from Saipan, Nthn. Mariana IslandsIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Pleurobranchus caledonicus from Piti Channel, GuamIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Pleurobranchus caledonicus from Piti Channel, Guam
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Pleurobranchus caledonicus from Apra Harbor, GuamIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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