This unidentified species is similar to the other one on this site known as Elysia sp. e024, but it differs in several aspects of coloration. It also could be a form of Elysia tomentosa. This species is known from Kwajalein and Enewetak, where it lives under dead coral at depths of 3 to 6m on lagoon reefs, pinnacles, and the seaward reef. Four measured specimens ranged from 12 to 18mm in length.
The animal figured directly below was actually on the undersurface of the shell of a living Trochus niloticus, a giant top shell, upon which it had deposited its egg mass.
Create 22 January 2007
Updated 16 July 2016
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