Re: Pleurobranchaea cf. inconspicua

August 28, 2001
From: Sandra Millen

Hi Bill,
Concerning the identity of Anne DuPont's Pleurobranchaea I found that Abbott's book American Seashells gives the coloring for P. hedgpethi (which he described) and which is now a synonym of P. inconspicua. I used the presence of a spur and finely fimbriated frontal veil to eliminate the others. Color was known for a few. Best I could do without a specimen (as you well know).

Millen, S., 2001 (Aug 28) Re: Pleurobranchaea cf. inconspicua. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Sandra,
Looks like you and I were both handicapped by the less than clear, rather ambiguous, original descriptions. I was hoping that you had found a reference unknown to me or dissected a specimen.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Aug 28). Comment on Re: Pleurobranchaea cf. inconspicua by Sandra Millen. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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