July 20, 2006
From: Yukari Tani
Concerning message #15794:
We have found another specimen of the Elysia in Carlson & Hoff's message #15794. We think it's a different species from the animal in our message #15755.
Locality: Obyan Beach, 0.3m, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Ocean, 7 June 2006, on shallow flat reef. Length: 8mm. Photographer: Yukari Tani.
Would you tell us your advice, please ?
email@example.comYukari Tani, 2006 (Jul 20) Re: Elysia sp. 14 from Nthn Mariana Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17147
I suspect you are right. This animal, and Carlson & Hoff's, have quite obvious tubercles on the parapodia, and a pinkish mark in the dorsal midline just at the anterior end of the parapodia. Your earlier animal [message #15755] has a much smoother appearance, and has a dark purple band across the neck at the level of the eyes.
I'll wait for some comment from Clay & Patty Jo, but I think I should probably consider them to be two separate species