Flat Camouflaged Slug

Plakobranchus ocellatus

''Plakobranchus ocellatus'' is a species of sea slug, a sacoglossan, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Plakobranchidae.
Sap Sucking Sea Slug - Plakobranchus ocellatus Sap Sucking Sea Slug - Plakobranchus ocellatus  has body that is broad, truncate, and rather flattened, up to 4 cm long. The ground colour is usually pale green, beige, or cream with large ocelli (spots similar to eyespots) of cream, brown, pink, and purple in varying shades. The sole of the foot also has ocelli.

Pictures of them courting/mating can be seen here :

https://www.jungledragon.com/image/43536/sap_sucking_sea_slug_-_plakobranchus_ocellatus.html
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Appearance

The body is broad, truncate, and rather flattened, up to 4 cm long. The ground colour is usually pale green, beige, or cream with large ocelli of cream, brown, pink, and purple in varying shades. The sole of the foot also has ocelli.
Sap Sucking Sea Slug This pair of Sap Sucking Sea Slug - Plakobranchus ocellatus was probably checking each other out. Cebu,Flat Camouflaged Slug,Geotagged,Malapascua,Philippines,Plakobranchus ocellatus,Sea Slug,Spring

Distribution

This species occurs in the Indo-Pacific. Recent work on the photosynthetic abilities of ''Plakobranchus'' reveals that ''P. ocellatus'' is actually a species complex consisting of at least four distinct clades.
Sap Sucking Sea Slug - Plakobranchus ocellatus Sap Sucking Sea Slug - Plakobranchus ocellatus has body that is broad, truncate, and rather flattened, up to 4 cm long. The ground colour is usually pale green, beige, or cream with large ocelli (spots similar to eyespots) of cream, brown, pink, and purple in varying shades. The sole of the foot also has ocelli.

This is a pair of them courting and eventually mating.  During the courting period, they crawl around each other in a circle and then ended up in a coil as shown in the picture above.

Detailes of individuals can be seen here :

https://www.jungledragon.com/image/42939/sap_sucking_sea_slug_-_plakobranchus_ocellatus.html
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Habitat

These seaslugs live in sheltered, shallow water habitats with stones or gravel and silt. They feed on a broad food spectrum, including members of the genera ''Halimeda'', ''Caulerpa'', ''Udotea'', ''Acetabularia'' and further unidentified algae, with an emphasis on ''Halimeda macroloba''.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderSacoglossa
FamilyPlakobranchidae
GenusPlakobranchus
SpeciesP. ocellatus