Elysia sp. 9
Shima Pref. Mie, Japan (Kii Peninsula, east coast)
Length: 5mm (upper), 25mm (lower). Date: Feb.2000
Depth: 2m. Crawling on seaweed. Photos: Yasuhiro Shirai.
See message below.
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (July 19) Elysia sp. 9 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/elyssp9
March 13, 2000
From: Yasuhiro Shirai
I attached 2 image files. I think the upper one is juvenile (5mm long) and the lower one is adult (20-30mm long).
Their body color is brown and they have white tip on their side. I think they are Elysia sp.
Could you please identify it for me?
Location: Shima Pref. Mie, Japan (Kii Peninsula, east coast)
Length: 5mm(juvenile), 25mm(adult).
Water temperature: 15C
Depth: 2m Crawling on seaweed.
firstname.lastname@example.orgShirai, Y., 2000 (Mar 13) Elysia from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2061
I do not recognise this species. It is probably a sacoglossan but it also looks quite like the dendronotoid Crosslandia viridis. If you have an enlarged photo of the head I would like to look at the rhinophores to see if they are sacoglossan-like or like a dendronotoid.