Re: another Elysia

June 30, 1999
From: Clay Carlson

re: another Elysia. This body morph is similar to some of the juvenile forms of a couple of species we have that feed on Caulerpa. At first we had them as separate species and then found some a bit smaller and others that were starting to stretch out a bit. We don't have one with red on the rhinophores nor the blue on the neck. The white mid dorsal spot probably marks the pericardium. If it has a long tube running aft of the pericardium it would even be more like our Caulerpa feeders. We were tempted to equate one of our species with E. subornata (=E. cauze) but Kathe Jensen said they differ internally so they have just remained Elysia sp.


Carlson, C. & Hoff, P.J., 1999 (Jun 30) Re: another Elysia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Elysia sp. 3.

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