October 10, 2002
From: Dave Behrens
Here is a nice photo of Elysia pratensis Ortea & Espinosa, 1996. This species is very common in Belize. This photo was taken by Jaff Hamann at Lark Cay. Note yellow egg ribbon.
Behrens, D., 2002 (Oct 10) Elysia pratensis from Belize. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8143
With their often large populations, elysiids and other sacoglossans are of great interest to ecologists, and their habit of 'stealing' plant organelles for their own use has made them of special interest to plant physiologists. It is unfortunate then that the difficulty in identifying species is such an impediment to these studies. Hopefully, good identified photos, such as this one, will make the job of ecologists and physiologists a little easier.
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