Pikachu Nudibranch

Pikachu Nudibranch Pikachu Nudibranch
Pikachu Nudibranch

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Pikachu Nudibranch Thecacera pacifica
Description

The Pikachu Nudibranch (Thecacera pacifica) got its name from the Japanese Pokémon cartoon character which it resembles. This is a small species of nudibranch and not easy to spot. Therefore, sightings are special. 

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Mollusca (Mollusks / Molluscs)
Class:
Gastropoda
Order: Nudibranchia (Nudibranchs)
Family: Polyceridae (Polyceridae)
Genus: Thecacera (Thecacera)
Species: Thecacera pacifica
Size
Average Size: 2 centimetres

Pikachu Nudibranch - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?

Thailand

  • Similan Islands
  • Richelieu Rock
  • Hin Daeng
  • Koh Haa
  • Surin Islands
  • Hin Muang
  • Koh Tachai

Maldives

  • Ari Atoll
  • Addu Atoll
  • Male Atoll
  • Vaavu Atoll
  • Meemu Atoll
  • Rasdhoo Atoll
  • Thaa Atoll
  • Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Baa Atoll
  • Noonu Atoll
  • Raa Atoll

Indonesia

  • Komodo
  • Raja Ampat
  • Lombok
  • Bali
  • Lembeh
  • Ambon
  • Banda
  • Cenderawasih Bay
  • Misool
  • Forgotten Islands
  • Maumere

Myanmar/Burma

  • Mergui Archipelago

Malaysia

Data not yet available

Egypt

Data not yet available

Have you ever seen Pikachu Nudibranch when diving?
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