Oxynoe viridis (Pease, 1861) [Lophocercus]

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Oxynoe viridis has a fragile bubble-shaped shell which is partially enclosed by parapodial flaps. It is very variable in colour, the green can very from dark green to greenish yellow and the blue spots can be range from large blue eyespots all over the body to small blue specks along the parapodial edge. It feeds on a a variety of species of Caulerpa algae.
This specimen has lost the posterior half of its foot, this picture shows 2 specimens mating.
Very similar is Oxynoe sp. 02  Genus: Rafinesque, 1814 which lacks blue spots and differs by yellow papillae.
More information on Oxynoe viridis are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 12 June 2021, Oxynoe viridis (Pease, 1861)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Oxynoe_viridis.htm


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