June 22, 2005
From: Kathe R. Jensen
Dear Bill and others,
Concerning the yellow-spotted Elysia [#14078 ]
I have been trying to find a slide of the Elysia atroviridis that I collected in Hong Kong in 1983 because I think that one specimen had the small yellow spot that is also seen in Leslie Chan's photo [message #4895]. However, I still haven't found it - and in any case, I think the picture was taken by Brian Darvell (I don't think I had a macro-lens at the time).
I am quite prepared to accept the synonymy. In fact, I suggested that possibility in the description of E. flavomacula. I would be really interested in seeing egg masses of E. atroviridis both from Japan and other places. The specimens I described as E. flavomacula were all immature, even at size 9mm (live).
firstname.lastname@example.orgJensen, K.R., 2005 (Jun 22) Re: Japanese Elysia atroviridis with yellow spot. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14111
I agree that some egg masses would be useful. You mention that in the laboratory your E. flavomacula fed on Chaetomorpha antennina and probably Cladophoropsis sp. while E. atroviridis is reported to feed on Codium. Does this sound inconsistent to you or is it possible that juveniles feed on different algae, or that lab conditions had affected them?
Elysia atroviridis from Sth Korea
From: Dong Bum Koh, June 27, 2005
Re: Japanese Elysia atroviridis with yellow spot
From: Kathe R. Jensen, June 23, 2005
Photos of Elysia atroviridis from Japan
From: Jun Imamoto, June 19, 2005
Japanese Elysia atroviridis with yellow spot
From: Rie Nakano, June 19, 2005
Koh's Elysia is Elysia atroviridis
From: Atsushi Ono, June 17, 2005
Another Elysia flavomacula?
From: Dong Bum Koh, June 16, 2005
Elysia flavomacula? from South Korea
From: Dong Bum Koh, June 9, 2005
Elysia flavomacula from Hong Kong
From: Leslie Chan, July 24, 2001