This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Superfamily : Plakobranchoidea
Family : Plakobranchidae
Maximal size : 5 mm
Species characteristics :
The general body color is brown with tiny opaque white dots especially on the head and the distal part of the parapodial surface.
The parapodia are held high like in Elysia tomentosa
The body is extremely papillose, and many of the papillae, especially those along the parapodial margins, and on the rhinophores are long
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Photo Barbara Bini
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 20 m, size : 2-5 mm
Identification confirmed as Elysia sp. by Hsini Lin
I use the term of Elysia cf. tomentosa because of the aspect of the held parapodia, the presence ot tiny white spot and papillae on the notum and parapodia, so it looks like Elysia tomentosa
Jensen, K.R. (1993) Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia) from Rottnest Island and central Western Australia. [In]: Proceedings of the 5th International marine Biological Workshop: The marine Flora and Fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia . (Eds: Wells, F.E.; Walker, D.I.; Kirkman, H., Lethbridge, R.) Western Australian Museum, Perth, 207-253
Jensen, K.R. (1997) Sacoglossa (Mollusca,Opisthobranchia) from the Houtman Abrolhos Islands and central Western Australia. [In:] The Marine Flora and Fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia . (Ed: Wells, F.E.) Western Australian Museum, Perth, 307-333
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