Thuridilla splendens

(Baba, 1949)

Thuridilla splendens
Photographed by: Color Chen

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Plakobranchidae
Species:Thuridilla splendens

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2448
The pale head and the large regular blue spots clearly point to this individual being Thuridilla splendens. Confirmation would be achieved by a knowledge of its size (Thuridilla splendens reaches 41 mm; whereas Thuridilla bayeri only reaches 26 mm) and behaviour (Thuridilla splendens does not “nod” its head as it crawls along; whereas Thuridilla bayeri does).

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Pictures of Thuridilla splendens

Thuridilla splendens from Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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