Eubranchopsis virginalis
Baba, 1949

Family: Eubranchidae




UPPER: Kushimoto, Japan. 7mm long, Depth: 1m, Crawling sea weed, 12 March 2000. PHOTO: Yasuhiro Shirai.
LOWER: Kominato, Boso Peninsula, Japan. Intertidal, on Sargassum, BL 7 mm, December 1996. PHOTO: Yoshi Hirano

Eubranchopsis virginalis is characterised by the large black spots scattered over the body, cerata and tentacles. The spots often have traces of a whitish ring around them. The cerata have the typical swollen eubranchid cerata and often have pointed papillae. The anterior foot corners are extended into slender tentacles.

See Yasuhiro Shirai's and Yoshi Hirano's messages below.

• Abe, T. (1964) Opisthobranchia of Toyama Bay and adjacent waters.
Hokuryan-Kan: Tokyo. 100pp, Pls 1-36.
• Baba, K. (1949) Opisthobranchia of Sagami Bay Iwanami Shoten: Tokyo.
• Baba, K. (1971) Supplementary note on the anatomy of Eubranchus virginalis (Baba, 1949) from Japan (Nudibranchia: Eolidoidea: Eubranchidae). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 19(1): 39-42.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (April 12) Eubranchopsis virginalis Baba, 1949. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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