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Family Plakobranchidae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC
Elysia clarki

Amoray Resort, Key Largo, 3 feet

MANGROVE LETTUCE SLUG

Occurs among algae-covered rocks, mangroves, and docks in shallow protected water.  Parapodial folds end at a gap behind the head, never continuous, foot spotted.  Recently described as a new species, long considered a form of the Common Lettuce Slug, Elysia crispata.  Attains 2 inches.  Florida Keys and the Bahamas.