Forsskal's pleurobranch, sidegill slug
lexID: 2623 AphiaID: 140819 Scientific: Pleurobranchus forskalii German: Forsskals Flankenkiemer English: Forsskal's Pleurobranch, Sidegill Slug Category: Nudibranchs Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Pleurobranchida (Order) > Pleurobranchidae (Family) > Pleurobranchus (Genus) > forskalii (Species) Initial determination: Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828 Occurrence: Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Philippines, Sulawesi, Western Pacific Ocean Size: 3.94" - 11.81" (10cm - 30cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Food specialist, Sea squirts Difficulty: Not suitable for aquarium keeping Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2008-11-09 13:44:26
Last edit: 2017-09-16 09:30:59
This relatively large pleurobranch is often found in quite large populations in shallow lagoons, reef crests and pools and sea grass beds. It usually grows to about 10cm long but can grow to over 30cm. This species feed on ascidians.
Pleurobranchus (Oscanius) semperi Vayssière, 1897
Pleurobranchus (Pleurobranchus) forskalii Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828
Pleurobranchus forskali (spelling variation)
Pleurobranchus perrieri Vayssière, 1897
Susania ceylonica White, 1948 (dubious synonym)
Susania karachiensis White, 1946 (dubious synonym)
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