July 31, 2006
From: Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff
Concerning message #17147:
We think it is probably wise to keep the two separate. The specimens we have all (except 1) have a pinkish spot on the neck about where the parapodia join - not a line over the dorsum at 'eye level'. All of the specimens we have observed (8) have projections on the edge of the parapodia. The projections on the sides of the parapodia appear to be quite variable. The host for all of our specimens appears to be Chlorodesmis fastigiata.
Locality: Guam, reef flat, Western Pacific. Upper photo: 10 June 1988, Length: 4.5 mm. Lower photo: 5 March 1990, Length: 6.0 mm. Photographer: Carlson & Hoff.
firstname.lastname@example.orgCarlson, C & Hoff, P-J., 2006 (Jul 31) Re: Elysia sp. 14 from Nthn Mariana Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17242
It certainly seems to be consistently different. I'll call it Elysia sp. 15