January 19, 2009
From: Kathe R. Jensen
Concerning message #22101:
Dear Gary and Bill,
I am not comfortable about calling this species Elysia verrucosa. The lack of black spots is one thing, but the long thin tail and the relatively large and thick rhinophores are probably more important. E. verrucosa has almost no distinct tail - the posterior may be rounded or just barely pointed, but certainly not this long threadlike tail. Also the rhinophores of E. verrucosa are not that big relative to the head and body. E. verrucosa feeds on filamentous green algae, such as Cladophora and Chaetomorpha.
email@example.comJensen, K.R., 2009 (Jan 19) Re: Elysia verrucosa from sthn Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22159
I guess this your comments makes it Elysia sp. 17 on the Forum. It would certainly be interesting to know if Acetabularia was nearby. Also Gary, have you a photo of the parapodia partially open? It wouldbe interesting to see if the branching green digestive gland branches go right to the edge of the parapodia or not.