Thuridilla hoffae
Gosliner, 1995

Superfamily: ELYSIOIDEA
Family: Elysiidae


Tropical western Pacific.


Vanuatu, intertidal. 1cm long. PHOTO: Vinka Stenhouse.

The background colour of the animal is dark blue-black. There is bright orange-yellow line at the parapodial edge, and a broad light blue band running parallel to the parapodial edge just below the edge. It is separated from the orange-yellow edge by a thin line of blue-black. The rhinopores are also light blue except for the tip which is blue-black. A dorsal patch of blue also occurs on the posterior tip of the foot. The anterior margin of the foot has an orange line.

•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., 2003 (November 27) Thuridilla hoffae Gosliner, 1995. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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