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Moon-Face Euselenops

Euselenops luniceps

Description:

This is a pleurobranch with a very broad foot and relatively flattened body, which makes it ideal for crawling over soft sand and for burrowing. It has a wide oral veil (that's shaped like a moon, hence its name) with sensory papillae underneath, which it uses for locating food. This species burrows under sand but keeps its rhinophores and pallial siphon unsubmerged.

Habitat:

Sandy areas.

Notes:

Spotted this (and another smaller individual) at around 12m depth during a night dive. It measured about 10cm long (the smaller one about 8cm). Both slugs were very active on the sand.

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4 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Amazing!

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Spectacular !

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

This is beautiful, and, congratulations! -- it's the first spotting of this species on PN.

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Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 4, 2013
Submitted on Sep 6, 2013

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