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  Tahsha Say (2012)


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Biogeographic distribution

Platydoris scabra is widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific (Figure 1). Of the thirty-six known species within the genus Platydoris, Platydoris scabra is the only species to have an extensive habitat range (Mulliner and Sphon, 1974).  Unlike other Platydoris species, whos ranges usually consist of one location, Platydoris scabra has been recorded in South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Papua New Ginea, Red Sea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Australia, Tonga, Samoa, and Maldive, Laccadive, Solomon, Philippine, Marshall, Caroline and Tubuai Islands (compiled by Edmunds (1971)).

The biogeographic distribution of Platydoris scabra.  The solid red dots indicate the locations where Platydoris scabra have been recorded, and the numbers indicate the number of Platydoris scabra individuals found at each locality (adapted from Mulliner and Sphon (1974)).