Elysia sp. 14
Laulau Beach, Saipan, Nothern Mariana Islands. Pacific Ocean. Depth: 10 m. Length: 10 mm. 26 july 2005. Photographer: Takao Urasawa.
The animal seems to be an unnamed species. It is characterised by the double purple line at the edge of the parapodia and the purple line across the 'neck' at the level of the eyes.
Compare it with Elysia sp. 15 which has a pink patch further back on the 'neck'Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2006 (July 30) Elysia sp. 14 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/elyssp14
February 8, 2006
From: Takao Urasawa
I saw this elysiid last July and again a few days ago. One feature is the purple line in the vicinity of the neck.
Locality: Laulau Beach, Saipan, Nothern Mariana Islands. Pacific Ocean. Depth: 10 m. Length: 10 mm. 26 july 2005. Photographer: Takao Urasawa
Please help to identify it.
My best regards.
Takao Urasawa, 2006 (Feb 8) Unknown elysiid from Nthn Mariana Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15755
The purple line across the 'neck' and the pair of thin purple lines along the edge of the parapodia are certainly very distinctive. It could well be a species of Thuridilla but I don't recognise it. Hopefully someone can help us with an identification