Elysia marginata (Pease, 1871) [Pterogasteron]

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Elysia marginata has usually a translucent green colour with a black parapodial margin and a submarginal yellowish-orange band. The tips of the rhinophores often have the same colour bands. There are also numerous black and white dots all over the body.
Pretty similar is Elysia cf. marginata.
This species was posted on 1 June 2003 at these websites as Elysia ornata (Swainson, 1840) [Thallepus], Krug et al. (2016) restricted
Elysia ornata to Atlantic waters and showed that there may be undescribed Indo-Pacific species, all members of the Elysia ornata clade.
Krug P.J., Vendetti J.E. & Valdés Á. (2016). Molecular and morphological systematics of Elysia Risso, 1818 (Heterobranchia: Sacoglossa) from the Caribbean region.
Zootaxa. 4148(1): 1-137., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4148.1.1
More information on Elysia marginata as Elysia ornata are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 7 May 2021, Elysia marginata (Pease, 1871)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Elysia_marginata.htm


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