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Updated 11/26/2015

Family Pleurobranchidae

HAWAII

Pleurobranchus varians

Makapu`u, Oahu, tidepool

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

Juvenile, Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Juvenile, French Frigate Shoals, NWHI

WHITE-SPOTTED SIDEGILL SLUG

Uncommon under rocks in shallow water and tidepools.  Color pattern variable, usually orange with closely packed tubercles, some white patches.  Attains 2.5 inches.  Formerly known as Pleurobranchus albiguttatus.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.