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 Piti, Guam
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Location: Milne Bay, PNG
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Location: Watamu, Kenya
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Location: Watamu, Kenya
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Elysiella pusilla from Gujarat, India
Location: Gujarat, India
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Elysiella pusilla from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Elysiella pusilla from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Scott Johnson
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