Pleurobranchus forskalii

(Rueppell & Leuckart, 1831)

Also known as: Pleurobranchus forskali

Pleurobranchus forskalii
Photographed by: Dave Morgan

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #40836
Juvenile

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #30454
An atypical individual that is uniformly maroon.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11838
A juvenile individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #18311
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #16397
Definitely one of the many color forms of Pleurobranchus forskalii

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #13903
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #16326
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7450
A very darkly coloured individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4916
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1945
This pleurobranch is definitely a pale coloured form of Pleurobranchus forskalii. By contrast, Pleurobranchus grandis would have a completely different arrangement to its pattern of tubercles (1 large central tubercle surrounded by a ring of 6 smaller tubercles).

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Pictures of Pleurobranchus forskalii

Pleurobranchus forskalii from Dumaguete, Philippines
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