Pleurobranchus weberi from The Philippines

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].


Osmond, Paul T., 2005 (May 5) Pleurobranchus weberi from The Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Paul,
Thanks for these photos. It is great to get more information on such a seldom recorded species.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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