Elysia (genus)


Elysia (genus)

Taxobox
name = "Elysia"



image_caption = "Elysia ornata"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Gastropoda
subclassis = Orthogastropoda
superordo = Heterobranchia
ordo = Opisthobranchia
subordo = Sacoglossa
familia = Stiligeridae
genus = "Elysia"
genus_authority = Risso, 1818
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.

"Elysia" is a taxonomic genus of sea slugs, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks.

This genus is sometimes considered to be in the family Stiligeridae, or instead may be placed in the family Elysiiidae.

These animals are colorful sea slugs and they resemble nudibranchs, but are not closely related to them.

Species

* "Elysia canguzua" Er. Marcus, 1955
* "Elysia catulus" (Gould, 1870)
* "Elysia chlorotica" Gould, 1870 - eastern emerald elysia, emerald elysia
* "Elysia cornigera" Nuttall, 1989
* "Elysia crispata" Mørch, 1863 - lettuce slug
* "Elysia evelinae" Er. Marcus, 1957
* "Elysia hedgpethi" Er. Marcus, 1961
* "Elysia maoria" Powell, 1937
* "Elysia ornata" (Swainson, 1840) - ornate elysia
* "Elysia papillosa" A. E. Verrill, 1901 - papillose elysia
* "Elysia picta" A. E. Verrill, 1901 - painted elysia
* "Elysia serca" Er. Marcus, 1955 - Caribbean seagrass elysia, seagrass elysia
* "Elysia subornata" A. E. Verrill, 1901
* "Elysia tuca" Ev. Marcus and Er. Marcus, 1967
* "Elysia viridis" (Montagu, 1804)

References

* Powell A. W. B., "New Zealand Mollusca", William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
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