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Pleurobranchus areolatus

Mörch, 1863


Alvaro Borba Infraclass: Opisthobranchia Family: Pleurobranchidae Pleurobranchus areolatus Mörch, 1863 Locality: Sandstone reef, Francês beach, Alagoas - Northeast of Brazil Length: 60 mm Depth: 8,5 m Acknowledgment: EcoScuba Dive School

Alvaro Borba Infraclass: Opisthobranchia Family: Pleurobranchidae Pleurobranchus areolatus Mörch, 1863 Locality: Sandstone reef, Francês beach, Alagoas - Northeast of Brazil Length: 60 mm Depth: 8,5 m Acknowledgment: EcoScuba Dive School

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Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 17 Nov 2013
Jesus Alvarez

Ron Silver Warty Sidegill Slug, Pleurobranchus areolatus

Jesus Alvarez http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleurobranchus

Jesus Alvarez Saludos. Ron Silver. gracias

Ron Silver Could you please add some indication on your posts of where the photo was taken? This will make providing the proper ID a lot easier. Thanx.

Jesus Alvarez Hello, Ron Silver CHICHIRIVICHE BAY COAST, VARGAS STATE, VENEZUELA, GREETINGS

Ron Silver Thanx.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 07 Oct 2013
Mark Lessard ID please, Not sure what the name is, first time ever seeing it. Found in 20 feet/7m around the Caribbean island of Nevis (Central West Indies) About 1"/25mm in length and 1/2"/12mm wide and soft.

João Pedro Silva Pleurobranchus sp.. Might be P. areolatus.

Mark Lessard Not sure that is the correct info, neither one of the pictures of the above look anything like what I took, the P. Areolatus shows as a fish

João Pedro Silva Pleurobranchus areolatus is far from being a fish, Mark Lessard. You can be assured of that. Of course there are several animals whose genera start with "P" and whose specific epithet is "areolatus" (like Plectroplomus areolatus, a species of cod, or Perileptus areolatus, a species of beetle) but after establishing the genus "Pleurobranchus" I hope you haven't fallen in the mistake of searching for "P. areolatus" instead of "Pleurobranchus areolatus".

João Pedro Silva Now, here are a few sources which can make you feel more confortable regarding a possible ID as Pleurobranchus areolatus: - http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/pleuareo - http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=181218 - http://slugsite.us/bow/nudwk489.htm - http://www.gastropods.com/6/Shell_26046.shtml

Mark Lessard Thank you for the information, I now understand

Gary Cobb I agree with you Joao. Pleurobranchus areolatus

Peter Merlin Don't know what kind of snale/nudibranch this is.......anyone? Photo taken North Coast Dominican Republic.

Bill Passmore How big across was it?

Marc Levenson What an awesome critter.

Bill Passmore Warty Sidegill Slug (Pleurobranchus areolatus) Maybe ??

Peter Merlin I found the Brown Doris but colors are different.

Bill Passmore I was looking at page 223 of the Reef Creature Identification book

Peter Merlin I did also but its not exactly the same creature

Bill Passmore It has the same 2 prominent tentacles on the "nose", and all the warts. ??

Ron Silver Bill is correct. This is a Warty Sidegill Slug, Pleurobranchus areolatus.

Peter Merlin Thank you Bill Passmore & Ron Silver.

Marc Levenson Ron usually knows everything so I'm going to believe him and Bill. And not google it. ;)

Ron Silver The only way to learn is to keep asking/looking/searching. Please go ahead and Google it! :-D

Jonathan Lavan Warty Seacat (Dolabrifera dolabrifera)

Ron Silver http://www.medslugs.de/E/Atl-W/Pleurobranchus_areolatus_04.htm

Paddy O'Donnell try group epam nudibranch on fb

Suzan Meldonian gotta love Ron Silver! Pluerobranchia

Message posted on UWphotographers on 15 Aug 2013
Anne Diver Pleurobranchus areolatus - Morch, 1863 - photo taken on a Night Dive Thursday (9-19-2013) 18 feet, South Florida, USA

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 21 Sep 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Pleurobranchomorpha (Order)
            Pleurobranchoidea (Superfamily)
              Pleurobranchidae (Family)
                Pleurobranchus (Genus)
                  Pleurobranchus areolatus (Species)
Associated Species