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.

Locality:

 

Pictures of Elysia crispata

Elysia crispata from Veracruz, MexicoIdentification reviewed by Dave Behrens
Posted 8 years ago
Viewed 2037 times
 
 
« First species | Other species from Veracruz, Mexico | Last species »