Elysia sp. 15

Family: Elysiidae


Upper:Obyan Beach, 0.3m, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Ocean, 7 June 2006, on shallow flat reef. Length: 8mm. Photographer: Yukari Tani.

Lower: San Antonio,, reef flat, Saipan, North Mariana Ids, Pacific, 27 December 1985. Length: 14 mm. Photographer: C. Carlson & P.J. Hoff

This is apparently an unnamed species. It has quite obvious tubercles on the parapodia, the pericardium is quite inflated, and there is a pinkish mark on the 'neck' in the dorsal midline just at the anterior end of the parapodia. The parapodia are edged with a double green line and there are longitudinal green lines on the outside of the parapodia. Carlson & Hoff note that the radula is serrate. Host is Chlorodesmis fastigiata.

See Elysia sp. 14 which has a purple mark on the 'neck' but at the level of the eyes.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2006 (July 28) Elysia sp. 15 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/elyssp15

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    From: Yukari Tani, July 20, 2006
  3. Re: Unknown elysiid from Nthn Mariana Ids
    From: C. Carlson & P-J Hoff, February 14, 2006

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