Re: Eubranchus linensis from Portugal

September 17, 2007
From: Juan Lucas Cervera

Concerning message #20731:

Hi Bill,

Can you tell me if the molecular studies on Eubranchus farrani are published? Where?

On the other hand, I have checked the color descriptions of the different varieties of this species. None of them shows the tips of the rhinophores and oral tentacles opaque white, nor the edge of the foot with the same pigmentation, like in E. linensis. It would be very interesting to know if the recently photographed specimens from Portugal and Holland show this last feature. This is pointed in the text and in Figure 1 (A, B) of the original description of E. linensis, although is not mentioned in the Discussion section.

Some months ago a picture of one specimen collected at the Strait of Gibraltar was sent to me and it matches perfectly with the original description.


Cervera, J.L, 2007 (Sep 17) Re: Eubranchus linensis from Portugal. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Lucas,
Hopefully if Bernard is not busy in the field he will let us know.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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