Elysiella pusilla

Bergh, 1872

Elysiella pusilla
Photographed by: Jeffrey Davies

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Plakobranchidae
Species:Elysiella pusilla

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #17740
This photo shows an actively crawling individual. The shape of a resting individual is completely different – just like a leaf.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1070
This individual is feeding on the green seaweed Halimeda macroloba. In fact it has sucked out so much of the green sap from this seaweed that it has gone white!. There is an almost identical image of an individual of this species on page 48 of our book “Undersea Jewels A Colour Guide to Nudibranchs”.

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Pictures of Elysiella pusilla

Elysiella pusilla from Manado, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 7 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from New South Wales, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 7 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 7 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Bahia de Banderas, MexicoIdentification reviewed by Dave Behrens
Posted 7 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 7 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 7 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from New South Wales, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 7 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Malindi, Kenya
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Posted 6 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Piti, Guam
Location: Piti, Guam
Posted 6 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Piti Channel, Guam
Posted 6 years ago
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Elysiella pusilla from Piti, Guam
Location: Piti, Guam
Posted 6 years ago
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