Originally described from the Tuamotus, Pleurehdera haraldi has since been found in the Marshalls and in Hawaii. We have seen Marshall Islands specimens at Enewetak, Kwajalein, and Bikini Atolls, where they live under rocks on lagoon reefs and pinnacles at depths of 3 to at least 15 meters. Like a number of other pleurobranchs, they vary somewhat in color between individuals.
The next one was under a rock on a shallow lagoon reef on 19 July 2010.
Created 2 February 2007
Updated 29 July 2010
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