Pleurobranchea maculata from S.E. Australia

July 31, 2002
From: John Chuk

Dear Bill,
Here is an image of two specimens of Pleurobranchea maculata photographed at Flinders pier, Victoria, Australia, on April 29, 1995. They were two of a group of four specimens found under a piece of timber lying on the bottom beneath the pier at a depth of 4m. I did not record the size of these specimens but suspect they are in the 70 to 80mm range.

I have included a close up of a portion of the right side of the specimen in the foreground, as a portion of the gill (arrowed) is visible below the mantle margin.

Best wishes,

Chuk, J., 2002 (Jul 31) Pleurobranchea maculata from S.E. Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks John,
Bill Rudman

Related messages

  1. Slugs killing dogs in New Zealand
    From: Bill Rudman, October 28, 2009
  2. Pleurobranchea maculata from Victoria, Australia
    From: Trevor McMurrich, September 10, 2005
  3. Pleurobranchaea maculata from Nelson Bay
    From: Dave Harasti, October 22, 2003
  4. Pleurobranchaea maculata from New Zealand
    From: Paul Furneaux, August 3, 2003
  5. Pleurobranchaea maculata from Akaroa, New Zealand
    From: Mark Burnett, June 23, 2003
  6. Pleurobranchaea maculata from New Zealand
    From: Paul Furneaux, June 12, 2003
  7. Pleurobranchaea maculata from Australia
    From: Bill Rudman, July 29, 1999

Show factsheet and all related messages