May 5, 2005
From: Paul Osmond
I have been meaning to send you this image for quite some time.
Two things - firstly a wideangle shot of a sea slug which is rare enough, however more importantly this is Pleurobranchus weberi.
This image was likely taken on the same shipwreck as the image from Erwin Köhler from 2003 [#9569 ], although he doesn't specify the Tapilon as the Japanese Cargo wreck he saw this on (there are two other wrecks at the same depth in the area).
Locality: Wreck of Japanese cargo ship, near Tapilon Village, Malapascua Island, Cebu, The Philippines. Depth: 30 m. Length: 250 mm. 03 March 2004. Ship Wreck. Photographer: Paul T. Osmond
In my notes I have this specimen as almost a foot in length [30 cm].
firstname.lastname@example.orgOsmond, Paul T., 2005 (May 5) Pleurobranchus weberi from The Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13707
Thanks for these photos. It is great to get more information on such a seldom recorded species.
Re: Pleurobranchus weberi? from Western Australia
From: Erwin Koehler, July 19, 2007
Pleurobranchus weberi? from Western Australia
From: Brad Cox, July 18, 2007
Pleurobranchus weberi - another sighting
From: H.Haluk Akbatur, December 11, 2003
Pleurobranchus weberi from the Philippines
From: Erwin Koehler, April 15, 2003