Eubranchus tricolor

Forbes, 1838

Eubranchus tricolor
Photographed by: Nikolai Waldman

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Eubranchidae
Species:Eubranchus tricolor

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #12139
Growing to a maximum size of 45 mm, this aeolid is probably the largest species in the family. Unlike most other members of the family (which have ‘lumpy’ cerata), the cerata of Eubranchus tricolor are completely smooth. Eubranchus tricolor is easily recognised by the highly transparent body and cerata, the cerata are large and each has a cream-yellow tip with a narrow black digestive diverticulum internally. The rhinophores are long and they stand well above the cerata.

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Pictures of Eubranchus tricolor

Eubranchus tricolor from SwedenIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Sweden
Posted 8 years ago
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Eubranchus tricolor from England, UKIdentification reviewed by Bernard Picton
Location: England, UK
Posted 5 years ago
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