Elysia flava
Elysia flava
Elysia flava - Lateral view
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Elysia flava Verrill, 1901
SACOGLOSSA
Small sized mollusc generally found in shallow water generally under rocks. The body colour is a yellowish hue with white lines over the parapodia and rhinophore tips. A pair of dark lines is present near the eyes in all specimens examined. A pair of inrolled tentacles (rhinophores) is present. The body is elongated and the parapodia are generally elongated and wavy giving this species a distinctive look. No papillae are present on the parapodia.
Size range: 5-7mm. Uncommon.

Specific characteristics: Can be easily distinguished from other species by its colour and habitat.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
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5mm Qalet Marku <1m depth 20/3/93
7mm Ghar Lapsi 10m depth 30/5/93
Lateral view of 5mm specimen
5mm Qalet Marku <1m depth 20/3/93
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