Taxonomic note: The name Pleurobranchus garciagomezi Cervera, Cattaneo & Edmunds, 1996 was applied to the specimens, endemic to Cape Verde, that match in the chromatic pattern of the holotype of this species. Pleurobranchus wirtzi Ortea, Moro & Caballer, 2014, was described to include the rest of the specimens from other islands in the Macaronesia, so far identified in the literature as P. garciagomezi. (Ortea et al. 2014). However, a later work by Goodheart J. et al. (2015) reclassified those species as Pleurobranchus reticulatus Rang, 1832 while keeping P.garciagomezi as a dubious synonym, and P.wirtzi as a probable synonym.