Re: Elysia from the Bahamas

September 13, 2005
From: Kathe R. Jensen

Dear Anne & Bill,
Concerning message #14645:
After looking at Anne's pictures of E. tuca [#14654]and E. papillosa [#14653], I now venture to say that the animal is the present message is definitely not E. tuca. The rhinophores are much to long, and the parapodia are held in a different manner. In E. tuca the parapodia always look as if they are glued together, except for the "chimney" in the middle. I am not sure whether it is E. papillosa or maybe an undescribed species. I had some arguments with Kerry Clark about the radular tooth shape of E. papillosa. He had collected animals in Bermuda, which I think were on Halimeda, and their teeth were much different from the ones I had collected from Penicillus in the Florida Keys. So there may be more than one very similar species.
Best wishes,

Jensen, K.R., 2005 (Sep 13) Re: Elysia from the Bahamas. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Kathe,
I'll call it Elysia sp. 13.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Sep 13). Comment on Re: Elysia from the Bahamas by Kathe R. Jensen. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Elysia sp. 13

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