Elysia diomedea

(Bergh, 1894)

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Elysia diomedea from Bahia de Banderas, Mexico
Identification verified by Dave Behrens
 

Identification is verified by Dave Behrens, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from the photographer: Elysia diomedeas are commonly known in Mexico as "lechuguillas", something like "little lettuces".
They feed on algae, that stays inside their body and cotinue their fotosynthetic process through the transparent upper-most layer of skin.
They can be very big, this one in particular was almost 20 cm long.
 

Location:Bahia de Banderas, Mexico
Photographer:Marimar Ponce
Camera:Canon Digital IXUS 850 ISView EXIF properties
Taken on:March 7, 2009
Viewed:1239 times
Posted:8 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 diomedea