Pleurobranchaea brockii

Pleurobranchaea brockii, Bergh, 1897

Pleurobranchaea brockii was originally described from the Phlipppines and has subsequently been found from Japan, China, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Members of the genus are predators upon other opisthobranchs and other animals including sea anemones. Little is known about the biology of this species, except that animals are found at night in shallow water on sandy substrata.

The above information courtesy of:

Dr. Terry Gosliner

California Academy of Sciences

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