Euselenops luniceps (Cuvier, 1817) [Pleurobranchus]

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Euselenops luniceps is characterized by its flattened, broad rounded shape, and large oral veil, fringed with sensory papillae. Its mantle is pale brown covered with many dark brown spots. It usually lives in the sand and has some modifications for this: at the posterior end the mantle folds into a relatively long siphon or tube, which allows the mantle cavity and gills to remain in contact with fresh seawater while burrowing through the sand. This picture shows that it is capable of swimming.
More information on Euselenops luniceps are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 26 November 2017, Euselenops luniceps (Cuvier, 1817)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Pleurobranchida/Euselenops_luniceps.htm