March 18, 2002
From: Linda Ianniello
To accompany my photos of the Caribbean version of Elysia ornata I have included a shot of another Elysia, that looks very much like E. ornata, except it is lacking the black parapodial margin. Instead it is cream with a yellow band through it, and the body is the characteristic speckled green. The tips of the rhinophores are a very distinctive purple. This one was found in a different location, off Deerfield Beach, Florida, at a depth of about 12'. He is very small, about 1/2 inch, smaller than the others. Is he a color variation? Or a juvenile? As usual, thanks very much for your help and I really enjoy the forum.
email@example.comIanniello, L., 2002 (Mar 18) Thuridilla? from Florida. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6433
This appears to be the same as the animal Elianny has found in Colombia. It looks similar to Thuridilla carlsoni from the Pacific, but without looking at its anatomy I can't say if it is a species of Thuridilla or an Elysia. I can find no record of anything similar being recorded from the Caribbean before.