Eubranchus pallidus from Scotland

June 26, 2002
From: Jim Anderson

Dear Dr. Rudman,
Attached is an image of an animal of Eubranchus pallidus photographed last year.

Data: On rocks at Craig'n Gelt, Dunbar on the east coast of Scotland. Water temperature 12 deg. C. Between 6 and 11 metres there were many of these beautiful little animals crawling over and among the weedy rock surfaces, this one is a 15 mm long specimen. 27 May, 2001.

Kind regards,
Jim A.

Anderson, J., 2002 (Jun 26) Eubranchus pallidus from Scotland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Jim,
As Bernard Picton noted in an earlier message, Alder & Hancock appeared to later regret naming this species 'pallida' on subsequently finding much more startling colour forms, than the 'pallid' colourless ones they named the species from.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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