Pleurobranchus garciagomezi
Cervera, Cattaneo-Vietti & Edmunds, 1996

Family: Pleurobranchidae


Atlantic Ids - Cape Verde Islands, Canary Islands and Madeira.


Tarrafal, northwestern coast of São Tiago Island, Cape Verde Islands. Photo: P. Wirtz

This species has a net-work pattern of conspicuous white lines on a cream-coloured to dark brown, smooth notum. It is active during the day. It grows to a maximum of 5cm long. See Peter Wirtz's message comparing this species and the sympatric Pleurobranchus sp. 1.

• Cervera, J.L., R. Cattaneo-Vietti & M. Edmunds 1996. A new species of Notaspidean of the genus Pleurobranchus Cuvier, 1804 (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) from the Cape Verde Archipelago. Bulletin of Marine Science 59 (1): 150-157.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (April 11) Pleurobranchus garciagomezi Cervera, Cattaneo-Vietti & Edmunds, 1996 . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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