Elysia ornata

Photo Credit: Silke Baron*


Distribution: Circumtropical

Food Plants: Bryopsis

Scientific Papers:

Karagozlu, M.Z., Sung, J., Lee, J., Kwon, T., Kim, C.B. (2016) Complete mitochondrial genome sequences and phylogenetic relationship of Elysia ornata (Swainson, 1840) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterobranchia, Sacoglossa) Mitochondrial DNA Part B-Resources 1: 230-232 [Or]

Cruz-Rivera, E., Paul, V.J. (2006) Feeding by coral reef mesograzers: Algae or cyanobacteria? Coral Reefs, 25 (4), pp. 617-627. Abstract [F] [NH] [Or] [Ru]

Horgen, F.D., Delos Santos, D.B., Goetz, G., Sakamoto, B., Yukiko, K., Nagai, H., Scheuer, P.J. (2000) A new depsipeptide from the sacoglossan mollusk Elysia ornata and the green alga Bryopsis species.  Journal of Natural Products, 63 (1), pp. 152-154. Abstract [NP] [Or]

Williams, S.I., Walker D.I. (1999) Mesoherbivore-macroalgal interactions: feeding ecology of sacoglossan sea slugs (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia) and their effects on food algae.  Oceanogr Mar Biol Annu Rev 37: 87-128 [At] [Au] [Ca] [Ev] [Ex] [Fi] [Fu] [He] [Ma] [Or] [Pa] [Pu] [Se] [Su] [Ti] [Tu] [Vi] Excellent review of food sources

*”Elysia ornata 003” by Silke Baron from Vienna, Austria – Elysia Ornata NudibranchUploaded by JoJan. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

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