Plocamopherus maculatus

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Plocamopherus maculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
clade Doridacea

Superfamily: Polyceroidea
Family: Polyceridae
Subfamily: Triophinae
Genus: Plocamopherus
Species: P. maculatus
Binomial name
Plocamopherus maculatus
(Pease, 1860)[1]

Plocamopherus maculatus is a species of sea slug, a nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.


This species was described from Hawaii[1] where it is a moderately common nocturnal animal.[2] It has also been reported from the Solomon Islands,[3] the Marshall Islands[3] and South Africa.[4]


  1. ^ a b Pease, W.H., 1860. Descriptions of new species of mollusca from the Sandwich Islands. Part 1. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 28: 18-36.
  2. ^ Sea slugs of Hawaii, Cory Pittman and Pauline Fiene
  3. ^ a b Rudman, W.B., 2003 (November 12) Plocamopherus maculatus (Pease, 1860). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from
  4. ^ Gosliner, Terrence. Nudibranchs of southern Africa: A guide to Opisthobranch molluscs of southern Africa Sea Challengers, Monterey, 1987. ISBN 0-930118-13-8

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