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P. burni has a black tapering body, both anteriorly and posteriorly, covered in pinkish pustules that are usually arranged in compounds. The mantle has a smooth, translucent pink edge. The rhinophores are black, with 17-20 lamellae on the clavus (for specimens larger than 3cm). Its foot is black, and edged as well in pink. Similar species in terms of external characteristics: P. pustulosa and P. cooraburrama.
This species is most commonly found in Micronesia, but has also been observed in the Great Barrier Reef and other tropical waters.
Spotted this nudibranch at a newly-rediscovered dive site called Hammerhead Alley, off the eastern coast of Samal Island, Philippines. It was in about 16m of water, and measured 3.5cm in length.
Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012
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