Photo of Pleurobranchea maculata (Grey side-gilled sea slug) from Nicolás Battini.
This species is native to New Zealand and SE Australia, and was first reported in Argentina on October 2009, near Mar del Plata port. It has also been reported for the San Matías, San José and Nuevo Gulfs.
Under certain conditions this species can accumulate a neurotoxin in its body. In case of ingestion and/or contact with the skin, this toxin may affect both humans and pets.
PH: Nicolás Battini
For more info about P. Maculata please redirect to the GEAC Marine-Coastal Exotic Species Guide for Argentina: http://bit.ly/2x9bg2l