Small sized mollusc generally found in shallow
water >1m depth. The body colour is a dark
green with white and blue lines on its sides and a
yellow line along the parapodial edge. With open
parapodia the dorsal part is usually a deep violet.
Rhinophores are present as a long inrolled pair,
pale coloured at the bottom but with darker tips.
Parapodia are generally short but meet over the
body and often are kept closed particularly with
the animal at rest. No papillae are present on the
parapodia. Size range of specimens: 3-20mm, found
roaming on algae and bedrock and may co-habit
with E.timida but is generally found in deeper
Specific characteristics:A very common
species which is easily distinguished from other
elysiids by its bright and vivid colour.