Eubranchus inabai
Baba, 1964

Family: Eubranchidae


Japan to eastern Australia


Entrance to Wallis Lake, Tuncurry, Tuncurry, New South Wales, Australia, 1 Feb 1988. 12mm long alive. AM C155113. Photos: Bill Rudman

These species has a very characteristic colour pattern, orange body with a series of large white patches on the dorsum. It has prviously been recorded only from Japan but Bernard Picton's records here from Hong Kong, and my record from eastern Australia suggest it either has a much wider natural distribution or is being spread perhaps by shipping.

• Baba, K. (1964). Description if Eubranchus inabai n. sp. from Mukaishima, Japan (Nudibranchia-Eolidoidea). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 12(4): 13-15.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (March 6) Eubranchus inabai Baba, 1964. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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