Elysia bennettae from Heron Island

November 22, 2002
From: Bill Rudman

To accompany Felix Villares' photo from Lombok, Indonesia, here is a photo of a 'typical' specimen of Elysia bennettae from the type locality, Heron Island, where it is very common.

PHOTO: One of a number of animals found on the reef flat at Heron Is, Queensland, 9 June 1983. 37mm long alive. AM C138554. Red specks scattered all over the external surfaces of the body. Photo: Bill Rudman.

Note the red tinge all over the parapodia, which is caused by the microscopic red specks, and note the red line along the parapodial edge.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Nov 22) Elysia bennettae from Heron Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8459


Elysia bennettae

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