Eubranchus doriae from the British Isles

June 7, 2002
From: Bernard Picton

Dear Bill,
To accompany my message on Eubranchus, here is a photo of Eubranchus doriae.

I see from Thompson that this species is reported to feed on Plumularia setacea. This has not been my experience, I've found it on Kirchenpaueria similis. Given the difficulty in identifying these hydroids I'd question the P. setacea reports. Thompson also gives much smaller max. size than I've found - this is a mature one.

PHOTO: Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal, Ireland - March 1981 - 12mm. Photo: B.E.Picton


Picton, B. , 2002 (Jun 7) Eubranchus doriae from the British Isles. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Bernard,
Bill Rudman


Eubranchus doriae

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