(Alder & Hancock, 1842)
European coast from the Barents Sea to the western Mediterranean. Also reported from New England, USA.
UPPER: 'Pallid' colour form. Burghsluis, de Oosterschelde, the Netherlands. Photo: Peter van Bragt.
LOWER: On rocks at Craig'n Gelt, Dunbar, east coast of Scotland. 6 - 11 metres, crawling over and among the weedy rock surfaces, 15 mm long alive. 27 May, 2001. Photo: Jim Anderson.
May reach about 25mm in length. Despite their name, they are usually not pale, and can often have a microscopic colour pattern of reds, oranges, gold and white. Feeds on a wide variety of hydroids.
• Thompson, T.E. & Brown, G.H. (1984) Biology of Opisthobranch Molluscs, Vol 2. Ray Society: London.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (August 29) Eubranchus pallidus (Alder & Hancock, 1842). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/eubrpall
Eubranchus pallidus from Maine, USA
From: Alan Shepard, October 5, 2003
Eubranchus pallidus from Barents Sea
From: Irina Roginskaya, July 9, 2002
Eubranchus pallidus from Scotland
From: Jim Anderson, June 26, 2002
Re: Eubranchus from France
From: Bernard Picton, September 23, 2000
Re: Eubranchus? from France
From: Juan Lucas Cervera, August 31, 2000
Eubranchus? from France
From: Erwin Koehler, August 29, 2000
Eubranchus pallidus from the Netherlands
From: Peter H. van Bragt, August 31, 1999