September 12, 2005
From: Anne DuPont
I found this Elysia tuca in the same way that I found the other Elysia species [Aug 27 posting #14645]. I found it "munching away" on damaged Halimeda incrassata. This photo shows the white on the rhinophores, and the color markings that are similar to the Elysia species.
Location: Stocking Island, Exumas Bahamas, 7 feet of water, January 14, 2005, Size approximately 15 mm.
Delray Beach, Fl
email@example.comDuPont, A., 2005 (Sep 12) Elysia tuca from the Bahamas. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14654
Thanks for the comparision. Every time I see this animal I think of the cylindrical form of Elysiella pusilla from the Indo-West Pacific which looks almost identical.
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