MOLLUSCA : NUDIBRANCHIA : EubranchidaeSNAILS, SLUGS, ETC.

Eubranchus sp. 


Description: The body is translucent white with a pale brown hue and has scattered patches of reddish-brown pigment. The cerata are numerous, unswollen and have 2-3 subterminal brown bands and a chocolate terminal cap. The oral and rhinophoral tentacles have one brown band. The mature specimens reached 29mm in length.

Habitat: Feeds on Kirchenpaueria pinnata.

Distribution: Known only from two specimens from Salcombe Estuary. Identified with Eubranchus vittatus by Picton & Brown and Thompson & Brown, but now considered by BEP to be an undescribed species.

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Distribution Map from BioMar data for Ireland - Google Earth map:  download this placemark (not got Google Earth installed?)

Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slow, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.


 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C., 2010. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=W15170

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