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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pleurobranchidae – Pleurobranchaeinae: Pleurobranchaea maculata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) (‘spotted sea-slug’)

Synonym(s): maculata Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 dorsalis Allan, 1933.
Typical body-length 60 mm. Lives intertidally to offshore amongst sea-anemones, on which it feeds. Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also New Zealand.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Pleurobranchomorpha
Superfamily: Pleurobranchoidea
Family: Pleurobranchaeidae
Genus: Pleurobranchaea

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