Pleurobranchaea brockii? from the Philippines

November 30, 2002
From: Erwin Koehler

Dear Bill,
This one showed it's Pleurobranchaea-head when crawling, but when I tried to get a picture it looked as shown. I think this is Pleurobranchaea brockii. I photographed it in the Philippines, Negros Oriental Island, divesite "Dauin".

Size - 38mm
Depth - 7m
Date - 06 March 2002


Koehler, E., 2002 (Nov 30) Pleurobranchaea brockii? from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Erwin,
Photographing bashful slugs is an unfortunate occupational hazard. If only they realized they were being recorded for posterity. I agree with your identification -certainly the colour pattern fits,
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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