Elysia lobata from Japan

September 4, 2001
From: Bill Rudman

Bob Bolland has just changed the identification of an Elysia he had on his website from Elysia rufescens to Elysia lobata. See: http://www.rfbolland.com/okislugs/elysloba.html.

This solves an identification problem I had with a photo sent by Jun Imamoto from Kerama Ids, Japan. Although the angle of the photo does not show the trilobed parapodia, the colour pattern is identical to Bob Bolland's photos. Both Cory Pitman and Terry Gosliner have identified Bob's species as Elysia lobata (Gould, 1852). I have further discussed the identification history of this species at the top of the page.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Sep 4) Elysia lobata from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5206


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