This striking slug is covered with red tubercles often surrounded by white,
producing a tesselated or "tiled" effect. It is nocturnal and occurs in silty
harbors and lagoons. Eggs are laid in beautifully ruffled white strands. It might be Pleurobranchus
grandis.The specimen pictured was almost 8 in. long, fully extended.
Photo: Magic Island
boat channel, O`ahu, Hawaii. 15 ft.
Hawaii's Fishes, a Guide for Snorkelers, Divers and Aquarists Mutual Publishing, 1993
Hawaii's Underwater Paradise, Mutual Publishing, 1997
Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates. Mutual Publishing, 1999.
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