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Forskal's Pleurobranchus

Pleurobranchus forskalii

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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8 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Hi Anne. Yes it was and big :-)

anneastorga
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
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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