species: Plakobranchus ocellatus in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Plakobranchus ocellatus

©Mike Bok: Plakobranchus ocellatus from Lizard Island (aquarium photo).

©Anne Hoggett: Plakobranchus ocellatus laying eggs on filamentous algae at Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.

©Anne Hoggett: Egg mass of Plakobranchus ocellatus on filamentous algae at Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Sacoglossa
Family Plakobranchidae
Genus Plakobranchus
Species Plakobranchus ocellatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Christa., G., K. Händeler, P. Kück, M. Vleugels, J. Franken, D. Karmeinski and H. Wägele (2015). Phylogenetic evidence for multiple independent origins of functional kleptoplasty in Sacoglossa (Heterobranchia, Gastropoda), Organisms, Diversity and Evolution, 15: 23-26. LIRS catalog number 1870.
  • Christa, G., L. Wescott, T.F. Schaeberle, G.M. Koenig and H. Waegele (2012). What remains after 2 months of starvation? Analysis of sequestered algae in a photosynthetic slug, Plakobranchus ocellatus (Sacoglossa, Opisthobranchia), by barcoding. Planta, doi 10.1007/s00425-012-1788-6. LIRS catalog number 1548.
  • Evertsen, J. (2008). Solar powered phycozoans, Ph.D. thesis, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. LIRS catalog number 1144.
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