April 21, 2002
From: Alan Shepard
I sent my photo of what you tentatively thought was Eubranchus exiguus to Dr. Larry Harris at the University of New Hampshire and he concurred that it was E. exiguus. He stated that they would be quite numerous this time of year and that I might wish to search areas around pier pilings and the like for more.
email@example.comShepard, A., 2002 (Apr 21) Regarding Eubranchus exiguus. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6783
Why I suggested some more photos would be interesting, is that as far as I can see in the literature, E. exiguus usually had distinctive brown spots on the body and the cerata, which I can't see in your photo. Knowing that there seems to still be some confusion about just how many species of Eubranchus there are in Europe, It is possible that your animal might be something else. Any information on colour variation and egg ribbon could therefore be of interest to anyone trying to sort out the identity of these animals in the future.
Eubranchus exiguus from Massachusetts, USA
From: Alan Shepard, July 22, 2003
Eubranchus exiguus from Europe
From: Bernard Picton , June 7, 2002
Eubranchus exiguus from Scotland
From: Jim Anderson, May 27, 2002
Eubranchus? from Massachusetts
From: Alan Shepard, April 8, 2002