Stiliger smaragdinus

Baba, 1949

Stiliger smaragdinus
Photographed by: Graham Abbott

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Limapontiidae
Species:Stiliger smaragdinus

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #901
This species of sap-sucker looks just like a piece of its green algal food, Caulerpa sp. – a marvellous example of camouflage. This picture doesn’t show the head, so you cannot see the black band like a ‘mask’ that runs over the eyes and is characteristic of this species.

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Stiliger smaragdinus from Milne Bay, PNGIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Milne Bay, PNG
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