Elysia sp. 12
French Polynesia, Moorea, Gump Station, August 2001. body approx. 1.5 cm. Photo: Daniel Geiger.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (October 15) Elysia sp. 12 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/elyssp12
June 11, 2002
From: Kathe R. jensen
Dear Bill and Daniel,
Elysia sp.12 looks almost identical to Pease's Elysia nigropunctata described and illustrated as Pterogasteron nigropunctatus from Tahiti. It would be very nice if this species could be re-identified and redescribed as Pease did not examine any anatomical features.
• Pease, W.H. 1871. Descriptions of nudibranchiate Mollusca inhabiting Polynesia. American Journal of Conchology, 6: 299-305, plates 19-22.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJensen, K., 2002 (Jun 11) Re: Elysia sp. 12 from French Polynesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6339
I've included a scan of Andrew Garrett's paintings which accompanied Pease's description. [Pease, 1871: Plate 22, figs 2a-d].
It certainly looks very similar, but I wonder how important the faint orange marks on the parapodial border in Daniel's photo are. It also looks quite like Elysia sp. 11 Clearly there are many puzzles still to untangle amongst the sacoglossans.
February 23, 2002
From: Daniel Geiger
Here is a photo of a species of Elysia from French Polynesia. Moorea, Gump Station, August 2001. body approx. 1.5 cm.
email@example.comGeiger, D., 2002 (Feb 23) Elysia sp. 12 from French Polynesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5437
I am calling this Elysia sp. 12. If we are lucky and someone recognises it, this can be its temporary name.