Pleurobranchaea meckelii

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Pleurobranchaea meckelii
Pleurobranchaea meckelii.jpg
A lateral view of a live Pleurobranchaea meckelii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Pleurobranchomorpha

Superfamily: Pleurobranchoidea
Family: Pleurobranchaeidae
Genus: Pleurobranchaea
Species: P. meckelii
Binomial name
Pleurobranchaea meckelii
Leue, 1813
  • Pleurobranchaea chiajei Locard, 1886 (Unjustified emendation of dellechiaii)
  • Pleurobranchaea dellechiaii Vérany, 1846
  • Pleurobranchaea notmec Ev. Marcus & Gosliner, 1984
  • Pleurobranchaea vayssierei Ev. Marcus & Gosliner, 1984
  • Pleurobranchidium meckeli Blainville, 1825 (original combination)

Pleurobranchaea meckelii is a species of sea slug, specifically a side gill slug or notaspideans. ctendium present.It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Pleurobranchaeidae. [1]


The length of the body attains 150 mm.


This marine species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea and in the North Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verdes and Portugal.


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2015). Pleurobranchaea meckeli. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-10-20

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