Re: Elysia sp. 11 from Papua New Guinea

January 9, 2002
From: Kathe R. Jensen

Dear Bill and Mary Jane,

I have to agree with Bill suggestion that describing the Indo-Pacific species of Elysia requires more than one Ph.D. thesis - and more time than the usual 3-4 years. Even with the capability to read at least 4 languages and with access to a well equipped library (though the access is temporarily interrupted while I am in Thailand), I am afraid it has to be done little by little. However, now I have seen pictures of the Elysia sp. 11 from several localities, and it seems that this one species could be adequately described provided people would send about 5 properly preserved specimens to me. It can at least be compared with the species that already have names. Unfortunately editors do not like papers describing just one new species in a genus where everybody knows there are plenty more undescribed species, so it may be difficult to publish such a description.

Jensen, K.R., 2002 (Jan 9) Re: Elysia sp. 11 from Papua New Guinea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Kathe,
Bill Rudman


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