Pattaclaya brycei - Range Extension

April 20, 2006
From: Corey Whisson

Dear Bill,

On a recent trip to Dongara we collected a specimen of Elysia brycei. This message seems to be the first record of the species on the Forum. It also extends the range of the species. The known range extension of this species is from Albany northward to Cervantes along the Western Australian coast. This record extends the range of this species approximately 140 kilometres northward.

Locality: Dongara, 6.0 metres, Western Australia, Australia, Indian Ocean, 15 March 2006, Subtidal limestone reef, SCUBA. Length: Approx. 3 cm. Photographer: Corey Whisson/Western Australian Museum.

I hope forum members find the information useful.


Whisson, C.S., 2006 (Apr 20) Pattaclaya brycei - Range Extension. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Corey,
Thanks for this valuable additon to the Forum. I don't suppose you have a photo showing the gill-like lamellae on the inside of the parapodia? I seeyo place this species in Elysia. Can you give me a reference to the demise of Pattyclaya?
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Apr 20). Comment on Pattaclaya brycei - Range Extension by Corey Whisson. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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