Eubranchus pallidus

Eubranchus pallidus (Alder & Hancock, 1842)

Eubranchus pallidus Salcombe, Devon, England. 18 May 1975 by Bernard Picton

(Alder & Hancock, 1842)Species name changed

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: -999).

Taxonomic note: The phylogenetic analyses performed by Cella et al. (2016) revealed that the traditional Tergipedidae family is polyphyletic and belongs to a larger monophyletic clade including members of the traditional families Eubranchidae, Fionidae and Calmidae; this was an unexpected result, since the validity of these taxa and their distinctness from the Tergipedidae was never questioned before. They proposed to join the families Tergipedidae, Eubranchidae, Calmidae and Fionidae under the name of Fionidae. This decision has been reinterpreted and completed in the paper by Korshunova et al. (2017) because it obviated evident morphological and molecular aspects.


  • Amphorina pallida (Alder & Hancock, 1842)
  • Eolis flavescens Friele & Hansen, 1876 
  • Eolis minuta Alder & Hancock, 1842 
  • Eolis pallida Alder & Hancock, 1842 (original)
  • Eolis picta Alder & Hancock, 1847 
  • Galvina flavescens (Friele & Hansen, 1876) 
  • Galvina pallida (Alder & Hancock, 1842)
  • Galvina picta (Alder & Hancock, 1847)




  • Eubranchus. From Greek “eu”, good, well + “bragchia”, gill.
  • Pallidus. From Latin “pallidus”, pale, livid.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Eubranchus pallidus
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions

References for the species: Eubranchus pallidus

    Galicia: Urgorri and Besteiro (1983, 1984).

    General: Brown & Picton, 1979:24; Dekker, 1989:103; Edmunds & Kress, 1969:893; Hayward, Wigham, & Yonow, 1990:721; Lemche, 1938:29; Odhner, 1939:66; Picton & Morrow, 1994:118[P]; Swennen, 1949:70; 1987:43; Thompson, 1988:296[P]; Thompson & Brown, 1976:168; 1984:134[P]; Urgorri & Besteiro, 1986:97

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007 & 2016, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


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This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Eubranchus pallidus based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2020) "Eubranchus pallidus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 18/09/2014, Accessed: 05/04/2020 at (

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