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Platydoris sanguinea

Bergh, 1905

Orietta Rivolta Lembeh strait 21/8/12 depht 15m,length 30mm Can you help ID?

João Pedro Silva Could it be Platydoris sanguinea? It's so similar to "our" Platydoris argo :)

Patrik Good Nice. Thanks for sharing. This critter is on my wish list. One of the few I am missing out from my dive site.

Orietta Rivolta Thanks João , you're probably right !

Gary Cobb I agree!

Deb Aston Id help please, Platydoris ? Large branch around 60mm, found in 4m water, Gold Coast Seaway

Matthias Wildermuth No id but a beauty

Gary Cobb I would say this is Platydoris sanguinea Bergh, 1905. Known only from the Philippines and Indonesia...until now!

Gary Cobb As with all Platydoris species it is always good to get a ventral view photo!!!

Gary Cobb Did you collect it Deb???????????????????????????????????????????????

Ashley Missen Platydoris Reddy iuos one

Ashley Missen Hope to see the stats on these guys - new species for the database yeah

Deb Aston nooooooo will add to the target collection list.

Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Doridoidea (Superfamily)
                  Discodorididae (Family)
                    Platydoris (Genus)
                      Platydoris sanguinea (Species)
Associated Species