Elysia crispata

(Morch, 1863)

Elysia crispata
Photographed by: Trent Burkholder

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

Comment from Dave Behrens on photo #3092
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.

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Pictures of Elysia crispata

Elysia crispata from Little Cayman, Cayman IslandsIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Elysia crispata from Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
Posted 7 years ago
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Elysia crispata from Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
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