Pleurobranchus atlanticus from Florida

September 20, 2007
From: Jay Wilmar

I came across this animal in shallow intertidal waters on South Florida's Atlantic coast. Not sure what it is an I was hoping someone can assist in identifying these?

Locality: channel, 3 feet, Florida, USA, Atlantic Ocean, 8 september 2007, intertidal. Length:  1 inch. Photo: Jay Wilmar

Jay Wilmar

Wilmar, J., 2007 (Sep 20) Pleurobranchus atlanticus from Florida. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jay,

This is Pleurobranchus atlanticus. For those of you with the new Caribbean book, Caribbean Sea Slugs, this species is identified there as P. crossei. As I have discussed in an earlier message [#18917], I don't agree with that decision.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Sep 20). Comment on Pleurobranchus atlanticus from Florida by Jay Wilmar. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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