Pleurobranchus grandis

Pease, 1868

Pleurobranchus grandis
Photographed by: Michael Henke

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #16661
A very small juvenile individual.

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #13067
Yes, another Pleurobranchus grandis. Beautiful animal.

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #16393
That certainly looks like Pleurobranchus grandis. I'm glad to see it at Kosrae. I have not yet found it in the Marshalls, but now I know I should look harder.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8706
This individual is typical of the dark colour form of this species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8708
This individual is typical of the pale colour form of this species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1533
This individual displays an unusual colour pattern with a broad white marginal band. However the arrangement of the pustules on the mantle (one large pustule surrounded by a ring of 6 smaller pustules) and large exhalant ‘siphon’ at the rear when it is crawling actively are characteristic of Pleurobranchus grandis. Like most species of Pleurobranchus, it is a nocturnal species.

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Pictures of Pleurobranchus grandis

Pleurobranchus grandis from Sogod Bay, Philippines
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