Re: Eubranchus from France

September 23, 2000
From: Bernard Picton

Hi Bill,

I don't get much time to follow the Forum these days so I'd missed several species where you were looking for an opinion.

I think the Eubranchus from France, is Eubranchus pallidus - quite variable in the amount of pigment on its body, Alder & Hancock wanted to rename it 'picta' as the later examples they saw were far from pallid! On the other hand I did once have a specimen a bit like this which I was very doubtful about - I'll see if I can find the photos. The one I have on my website is a big fat dark-coloured one.


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Thanks Bernard,
It's good to remove a few from the 'unidentified' file.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Sep 23). Comment on Re: Eubranchus from France by Bernard Picton. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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