Elysia arena Carlson & Hoff, 1977

So far we have seen this species sporadically and only at Kwajalein Atoll, where it is usually on shallow lagoon reefs. Many, 20 or more specimens, were found on Halimeda algae laying egg masses on 7 December 2008. This species has gone back and forth between the genera Elysia and Pattyclaya, and there is still some disagreement about where it belongs.

The one below was in a Kwajalein lagoon Halimeda patch at 8m depth on 3 October 2011.

Created 2 February 2007
Updated 13 October 2011

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