Thuridilla flavomaculata
Gosliner, 1995

Superfamily: ELYSIOIDEA
Family: Elysiidae


Tropical Western Pacific - Marshall Ids, Indonesia, Philippines, Guam.


Lahoa Channel between Pulau Kaledupa and Pulau Lintea, Tukang Besi Archipelago, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia. 7 August 1999, Depth 1.5m  Size: 22 mm. Photo: Lindsay Warren.

Green with scattered white and yellow spots. Edge of parapodia is cream coloured. The rhinophores are opaque white with black tips - white lines or spots superimposed on the black can give the impression of black lines in some specimens. This is the only known species of Thuridilla with scattered yellow spots.

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• Gosliner, T.M. (1995) The genus Thuridilla (Opisthobranchia: Elysiidae) from the tropical Indo-Pacific, with a revision of ther phylogeny and systematics of the Elysiidae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 49(1): 1-54.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (July 19) Thuridilla flavomaculata Gosliner, 1995. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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