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Eubranchus exiguus

(Alder & Hancock, 1848)

Sebastian Slettedal Hubertus Eubranchus exiguus?? and? Three tiny nudis i have difficulty ID. Two of them might be the same species, but in different locations. Sorry for bad res. these were tiny. Western Norway.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 06 Jun 2013
Erling Svensen From todays dive in the harbour. Eubranchus exiguus on top, and a tiny Tergipes below.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 17 Feb 2013
Erling Svensen As I said I also saw a lot of Eubranchus exiguus yesterday. They are very, very tiny now, but will grow bigger in the weeks to come.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 20 Feb 2012
David Kipling Our seaweed pressing kit. It's actually a Victorian book press, and once something gets pressed in this it stays pressed!

Wendy Northway that is beautiful!

Erling Svensen ....all this high tech. equipment.......

Anne Bunker Our press is a wooden Victoian trouser press. It has some similarities to yours. Not very portable though.

Anne Bunker Wendy Northway Do you put your paper in the press when it's soaking wet? Keep changing the newspaper and don't take the pressed specimens out of the press until completely dry

David Kipling Can you put seeweed in Corby Trouser Presses (beloved of business hotels UK-wide)?

Anne Bunker Don't they steam and heat up?

Wendy Northway Anne Bunker - usually yes - should I allow it to dry a bit in the air?

Wendy Northway Anne Bunker - my reply was to your question of me, not David Kipling's!

David Kipling A minor detail I'm sure, Anne ...

David Kipling I shall shut up now or else there will be a crossed wire and dramatic electricity-and-seawater H&S incident!

Anne Bunker Drip dry for just a minute or two.

George Brown Fascinating discussion. Can you do this with nudibranchs?

Sarah Bowen George, that's a terrible idea! How could you???

Wendy Northway oh dear, what have I started!!!!!!

Sarah Bowen Good question.....(apologies for my husband's rather dubious contributions though)!

David Kipling We've got to drive 2 hrs to W Wales tomorrow to re-patriate a flipping 2mm Eubranchus exiguus that decided to crawl out of some hydroid and look all cute under the microscope!

Sarah Bowen Okay, let's not start a domestic!

Liz Morris cant think of a nicer thing to do on a sunny saturday david... dont understand your complaint! free some sea slugs and have a dive. meanwhile across the county people are killing garden slugs in lettuce patches like its a new competitive sport. us humans are strange!

Message posted on Seaweeds of the NE Atlantic on 07 Jun 2013
Terry Griffiths Hi all might as well get going and put a post up, a bit lost with this one only ever seen this one so would love some help on this one cheers

Christian Skauge Looks like an Eubranchus sp.

Jim Anderson Could it be Eubranchus exiguus

Erling Svensen Yes, E. exiguus. We have a lot of them in South West Norway for the time beeing.

Terry Griffiths Thanks all.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 17 Feb 2012
Erwin Koehler Eubranchus from Cyprus, no data sent, hopefully Louis Tsiakkiros remembers them any suggestions on the ID?

Manuel Caballer Gutierrez For the coloration pattern I would say that this can be an Eubranchus exiguus or (the most improbable) a color form of E. farrani. The shape of the rinophores varies in E. exiguus depending on the moment because they are contractile. Anyway the photo doesn´t show the animal very well and it´s difficult to know

Erwin Koehler Thanks again!

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 27 Aug 2013
Richard Yorke I first thought the first two were Tergipes tergipes, but I can see no red streaks on their heads, does this mean they are all Eubranchus exiguus, which is what I thought the third one was, or am I way off the mark?

Richard Yorke I should have said, they were on Obelia on kelp off Eigg (NW Scotland)

Bernard Picton Two E. pallidus, one E. exiguus...

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 23 Sep 2013
David Kipling Tergipes tergipes with eggs on Obelia longissima - for Terry Griffiths

Terry Griffiths thank you now over 20 species seen in 2 dives this weekend.

David Kipling Quite frightening to think the whole nudi in your picture is smaller than one of the rhinophores of the Polycera ...

Terry Griffiths One of those things i do take photo's of anything that might have a nudibranch on and look on the computer before the delete button, always worth the look

David Kipling Yes, likewise. I can also recommend grabbing the occasional handful of hydroid and bagging it to look under a stereo microscope (or loupe at a push), it's often crawling with minute Eubranchus and the like.

Liz Morris wow - beautiful! I am going to start looking for this one. I'll definitely need a handlens and a collection bag though!

David Kipling In case anyone thinks I've suddenly developed Erling Svensen-like underwater super-macro skills, this was taken in a petri dish with a Canon dSLR attached to a dissecting microscope!

David Kipling Ah but there's a long game here. I can now start to pull the "but darling, if I had a proper macro lens for the Pen like Rob has then I'll be able to take pictures like this ... oh is it my birthday soon, I'd forgot!".

David Kipling Especially after Sarah made "ooh, this is nice..." noises when she used the Pen on the Red Sea trip as you'll recall. Tee hee ;)

Becky Hitchin I think I almost saw these the other day, I certainly saw Obelia with tiny egg masses on. Just no nudis (that I can see in my bad photos)

David Kipling Eubranchus exiguus is another tiny one you find there as well, apparently (Habitas). Very hard to get pics in the field, really need to bring a clump home and look in a dish.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 28 May 2012
Dan Bolt Another one that I'm scratching my head over, only about 7mm long this one, again Babbacombe, Devon, UK. Thank you!

Christian Skauge This looks like a Eubranchus exiguus to me.

Terry Griffiths The race is still on Dan thought it was this one lol

Dan Bolt I have to go some way to trump you Terry, you get 2 dives to find more tomorrow :)

Dan Bolt @Christian, thank you for the info :)

Bernard Picton This has too many cerata for Eubranchus exiguus, and note the way they are slightly swollen in two or three places along the length of the ceras. It is what I call Eubranchus doriae, but there was a recent paper (which I don't have here) suggesting that the correct name for this species might be Eubranchus capellinii (if I remember correctly).

Dan Bolt Thank you Bernard :)

Bernard Picton I think it's a southern species in the UK, I consider it to be quite rare, so I'm really pleased to see your photo - also the Janolus hyalinus. You had a good day!

Dan Bolt You are right Bernard; I had a great day! 25years diving and still seeing things new to me, fantastic. Thanks for all your info.

Christian Skauge Yes, I agree with Berard after having a closer look... It sure looks like the E. doriae we have found earlier as well. http://www.undervannsfoto.no/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage99.tpl&product_id=844&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=224&item_num=2&total_items=2

Bernard Picton Interesting to hear that you have it that far north Christian, I didn't expect that! Nice photo!

Terry Griffiths And i even managed to find one today happy days.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 03 Mar 2012
Jørn Ari Need help with ID. Size: 2mm , Depth: 5m, Watertemp: 6 degrees Celcius, Divesite: Munkholmbroen - Denmark

Jerry Shine I'm not familiar with the nudibranchs in Denmark, Jorn, but if I saw that in the western Atlantic, my first guess would be Eubranchus exiguus.

Jørn Ari Thanks Jerry

Brendan Oonk Eubranchus rupium On the back of the animal you can see the zig-zag patern. The tips of the cerata are blue-ish white.

Jørn Ari Thanks Brendan

Christian Skauge Agree with Brendan on this one :-)

Erwin Koehler 3 mm Eubranchus from Almuñecar, Spain 0 m depth, taken in June 2001, any suggestions on the ID?

O Gajo Dos Olivais Maybe Eubranchus leopoldoi

Manuel Caballer Gutierrez This is Eubranchus exiguus, even when the shape of the rinophores may remember to E. leopoldoi.

Erwin Koehler thanks, I will change it at my website asap

Manuel Caballer Gutierrez You are welcomed!

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 26 Aug 2013
Rachel Shucksmith Had a not very inspiring mud dive to 30m looking for Firework anemones but found Cuthona nana (i think) on the mud and these Doto's (no idea which doto) and Eubranchus exiguus, sharing the same sponge covered scallop shell.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 28 Apr 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Fionoidea (Superfamily)
                  Eubranchidae (Family)
                    Eubranchus (Genus)
                      Eubranchus exiguus (Species)
Associated Species