Elysia crispata

(Morch, 1863)

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Elysia crispata from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Identification verified by Dave Behrens
 

Identification is verified by Dave Behrens, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Dave Behrens: This species of sap-sucker, which occurs in the Caribbean Sea and northeastern South America, is characterised by its much-folded parapodial margin. Its colouration is very variable. Its common name is “Lettuce Slug”. By contrast, the similar-looking species Elysia diomedea, which occurs from the Gulf of California to Panama, has longitudinal black and yellow lines on the head and rhinophores.
 

Location:Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Photographer:Trent Burkholder
Camera:Nikon Coolscan V ED › View EXIF properties
Taken on:January 22, 2008
Viewed:2312 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Plakobranchidae
Species:Elysia crispata