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Forskal's Pleurobranchus

Pleurobranchus forskalii


A large side-gilled sea slug, highly variable in color ranging from light golden brown to dark violet brown. White arks usually outline the tubercles. Nocturnal.


Shallow lagoons, reef crests, pools and sea grass beds. Indo-Pacific


Spotted at a depth of 5 m during a night dive. Rather large at about 25 cm in length.

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Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Hi Anne. Yes it was and big :-)

anneastorga 8 years ago

looks awesome! wow

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

It is Mark. Was waiting for it to glide off :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Incredible animal Eric. Shaped a bit like a skate or ray.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Thanks Harsha :-)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Thanks Hetal :-)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

The color is so pretty!

HetalASatani 8 years ago

Lovely and beautiful...

Eric Noora
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Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on May 12, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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