September 21, 2000
From: Kathe R. Jensen
Dear Peter & Bill,
I think the species on Peter's pictures is actually Palio dubia (M.Sars). The Palio nothus I have seen in Denmark have been much darker, with a reticulate pattern of the dark pigment, which as I remember it, was brown rather than green. Unfortunately I did not bring my Danish slides to Thailand, so I cannot check. But have a look at the pictures in Bernard Picton & Christine Morrow's book on British nudibranchs (pp. 76-77).
firstname.lastname@example.orgJensen, K.R., 2000 (Sep 21) Re: Palio nothus from Denmark. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3050
I found the literature concerning these two species to be extremely confusing. Certainly most of the illustrations of both species look different from Peter's. It doesn't really look like either of the species as illustrated on Bernard Picton's website at: http://www.pictonb.freeserve.co.uk/nudibranchs/index.html.
Before I change the identification I would welcome some more advice from those familiar with the Atlantic fauna.
Palio dubia from Puget Sound, Washington
From: Jan Kocian, April 21, 2006
German common name for Palio dubia
From: Dirk Schories, July 30, 2005
Palio dubia? from Norway
From: Robert Borzymek, July 10, 2003
Palio dubia from New England
From: Alan Shepard, July 14, 2002
Palio from Denmark is P. dubia
From: Bernard Picton, September 22, 2000
Palio nothus from Denmark
From: Peter H. van Bragt , September 20, 2000