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Greilada elegans

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Polyceridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Polyceroidea
Subfamily  Polycerinae
Greilada elegans
Similar  Thecacera pennigera, Polycera faeroensis, Polycera, Polycera quadrilineata, Polyceridae

Greilada elegans is a species of sea slug, a nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Polyceridae.

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Distribution

This species occurs from southern England and Wales, south along coasts of the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea. It is found in the Canary Islands and as far east as Italy in the Mediterranean Sea.

Description

This polycerid nudibranch is translucent orange with large iridescent blue spots. There is a tracery of blue-green iridescence along the pallial margin and on the midribs of the gills.

References

Greilada elegans Wikipedia


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