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Updated 11/17/2013

Order Sacoglossa, Family Plakobranchidae

(including Elysiidae)

Sap-sucking Slugs

Specialized slugs with an appetite for green algae.  Chloroplasts are extracted from the algae and stored to assist in photosynthesis, resulting in the green color of many species.  

 

HAWAII

Plakobranchus ocellatus

RINGED SAP-SUCKING SLUG

 

Elysia lobata

LOBED ELYSIA

 

Elysia ornata

ORNATE ELYSIA

 

Elysia rufescens

RUSTY ELYSIA

 

Elysia flava

WHITEMARGIN ELYSIA

 

Elysia tomentosa

HAIRY ELYSIA

 

Elysia nealae

NEAL'S ELYSIA

 

Thuridilla kathae

KATHY'S THURIDILLA

Thuridilla neona

NEON THURIDILLA

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Thuridilla lineolata

LINED THURIDILLA 


TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Elysia clarki

MANGROVE LETTUCE SLUG