UPPER: Kushimoto, Japan. 7mm long, Depth: 1m, Crawling sea weed, 12 March 2000. PHOTO: Yasuhiro Shirai.
LOWER: Kominato, Boso Peninsula, Japan. Intertidal, on Sargassum, BL 7 mm, December 1996. PHOTO: Yoshi Hirano
Eubranchopsis virginalis is characterised by the large black spots scattered over the body, cerata and tentacles. The spots often have traces of a whitish ring around them. The cerata have the typical swollen eubranchid cerata and often have pointed papillae. The anterior foot corners are extended into slender tentacles.
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