Pleurobranchus forskalii  Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828

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As these photos show, is Pleurobranchus forskalii very variable in colour. It ranges from pale brown with black rings, brownish with white rings, red with white rings, dark brown with white ornaments to complete red. Here are 2 specimens mating and here is its egg-mass.
The year of the publication of this species varies in some publications from 1828 to 1831, it is on the pages 18 - 20 in Rüppell & Leuckart (1828-1830), which were published in 1828. Reference:
Rüppell E. & Leuckart F.S. (1828-1830). Mollusca [in] Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Afrika von Eduard Rüppell. 1. Abth. Zoologie. 5. Neue wirbellose Thiere des Rothen Meers.
Frankfurt, H.L. Brönner pp. 1-22, pl. 1-12 [1828], pp. 23-47 [probably 1830], page(s): 18-20; pl. 5 fig. 2
available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/114235#page/349/mode/1up
More information on Pleurobranchus forskalii are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 19 April 2021, Pleurobranchus forskalii  Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Pleurobranchida/Pleurobranchus_forskalii.htm


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