Pleurobranchus atlanticus from Jamaica

October 22, 2003
From: Ross W. Gundersen

Dear Bill:
Here is another sea slug from Jamaica. As I said in my first message, all specimens were collected from St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, West Indies. Photo: R. Gundersen.

This species was approximately 2 cm in length. Found under coral rock on back reef at 2m. May be juvenile Pleurobranchus areolatus. Papillae are proportionally greater in number and smaller, than P. areolatus with no polygonal papillae. Color ranging from very light yellow to darker yellow and reddish orange.

Best wishes,

Gundersen, R.W., 2003 (Oct 22) Pleurobranchus atlanticus from Jamaica. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Ross,
This is a species I have identified previously as Pleurobranchus atlanticus. If it was from the Pacific I would call it Pleurobranchus albiguttatus.
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Oct 22). Comment on Pleurobranchus atlanticus from Jamaica by Ross W. Gundersen. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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