Elysia grandifolia


Description: A very large species (up to 10 cm), with broad, thin parapodia.  Resembles E. ornata but is larger and has broader, flatter parapodia (see this note by Jensen that illustrates the current confusion).  As can be seen below, the current literature on the species is mostly focused on natural products.

Distribution: Indian Ocean

Food Plant: Possibly Caulerpa

Scientific Papers:

Crocetta, F., Zibrowius, H., Bitar, G., Templado, J., Oliverio, M.(2013) Biogeographical homogeneity in the eastern Mediterranean Sea – I: The opisthobranchs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Lebanon Mediterranean Marine Science, 14 (2), pp. 403-408. Abstract [NH] [Gr]

Tilvi, S., Naik, C.G. (2007) Tandem mass spectrometry of kahalalides: Identification of two new cyclic depsipeptides, kahalalide R and S from Elysia grandifolia. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 42 (1), pp. 70-80. PDF [NP] [Gr]

Ashour, M., Edrada, R., Ebel, R., Wray, V., Wätjen, W., Padmakumar, K., Müller, W.E.G., Lin, W.H., Proksch, P. (2006) Kahalalide derivatives from the Indian sacoglossan mollusk Elysia grandifolia. Journal of Natural Products, 69 (11), pp. 1547-1553. Abstract [NP] [Gr]

Bhosale, S.H., Jagtap, T.G., Naik, C.G. (1999) Antifungal activity of some marine organisms from India, against food spoilage Aspergillus strains. Mycopathologia, 147 (3), pp. 133-138. [NP] [Gr]

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