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Eubranchus sp. 03  Genus: Forbes, 1838

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Eubranchus sp. 03 is Eubranchus sp. 3 in IPN:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp. at page 355,
let met quote the desciption: " Body translucent white. Notum, cerata, rhinophores and oral tentacles all covered with large black spots. Yellowish digestive gland visible through the notum."
Bill Rudman placed this aeolid in the genus Herviella, that is why it was originally posted at these websites as Herviella sp. A .
It is the "Opisthobranch of the Week" on 22 November 2010 at Michael D. Miller's The Slug Site
let met quote this desciption: "Its whitish-cream colored body is covered with reddish brown spots."
I changed it into Eubranchus sp. C because exactly that day (today, 22 November 2010) I received an email from Gordon Tillen with pictures of it labelled Eubranchus sp. 3.
It looks at first glance pretty similar to
Trinchesia sp. 19 which has no red spots on its body, rhinophores, and oral tentacles, only 2 red-brown spots at the anterior face of each ceras.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I have chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 3 October 2016, Eubranchus sp. 03  Genus: Forbes, 1838
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Eubranchus_sp_03.htm