SOLITARY ISLANDS
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Species Index

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Elysia sp.

Distribution: Seasonably common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Probably restricted to the South Pacific region, including Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and eastern Australia.

Ecological Notes: Usually found on rocky reef edges. Is herbivorous and diurnally active. Depth to at least 10 m.

Additional Notes: A spectacular undescribed species with green body colour and bright blue spots, blue parapodial margins and blue rhinophores. Grows to 20 mm.

References: Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.71.