Palio dubia from New England

July 14, 2002
From: Alan Shepard

Bill -
While doing some checking on some of our local (New England / western Atlantic) nudibranchs I noticed you only had photos of Palio dubia, 'the rim-backed nudibranch' from the eastern Atlantic. Here is one from our side of the Atlantic. The coloration is a bit different, closer to the greenish description that is often mentioned.

This one was photographed in about 15 feet of water here in New England. It was small. I was using a Nikonos V with a 1:1 extension tube so as you can see the nudibranch was much shorter than the width of a 35mm slide.

Alan Shepard

Shepard, A., 2002 (Jul 14) Palio dubia from New England. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Alan,
A useful addition to the NW Atlantic collection.
Bill Rudman


Palio dubia

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