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Lettuce sea slug

Elysia crispata

Mörch, 1863

Lettuce sea slug
St. Eustatius, The Cliff, 10-06-2015 (source: Marion Haarsma)

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Summary

Saltwater. Molluscs (Sap-Sucking Slugs). Large and colourful species of sea slug, green in colour. It always has a very frilly edge to its parapodia. (Resembles a nudibranch slug, but does belong to the closely related clade Sacoglossa, the 'sap-sucking' sea slugs.)


To be confused with

- Eastern emerald elysia Elysia chlorotica.

Characteristics

Size: 2 to 5 cm.
Colour: Variable in color: greenish, but it can also be blue, or very pale with red lines or yellow lines.
Shape: Large seaslug and it always has a very frilly edge to its parapodia.

Habitat environment and ecology

Inhabits coral reefs. Crawls over the bottom looking for food, probably feeds on algue.

Distribution range

BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius, Bonaire.

Author

[Marion Haarsma, dec. 2013]

Literature

  • Humann, P. (2001). Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas Author: Paul Humann, Publisher: New World Publications Pages: 4.


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