Species under Elysia
n= 53
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Elysia annedupontae
Ortea, Espinosa & Caballer, 2005
Western Atlantic
Elysia atroviridis
Baba, 1955
Northwest Pacific
Elysia australis
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
Indo-West Pacific 2.5
Elysia canguzua
Marcus, 1955
Western Atlantic 4
Elysia catulus
(Gould, 1870)
Eelgrass slug Western Atlantic 0.9
Elysia chilkensis
Eliot, 1916
Northwest Pacific
Elysia chitwa
Marcus, 1955
Western Atlantic 0.2
Elysia chlorotica
Gould, 1870
Emerald Elysia Western Atlantic 4.5
Elysia clarki
Pierce et al., 2006
Western Atlantic 5.5
Elysia coodgeensis
Angas, 1864
Coodgee Elysia Indo-West Pacific
Elysia cornigera
Nuttall, 1989
Horned sapsucker Eastern Central Pacific, Western Atlantic and Mediterranean 1.5
Elysia crispata
Morch, 1863
Lettuce seaslug Western Atlantic 15
Elysia deborahae
Ortea, Espinosa & Moro, 2005
Western Atlantic
Elysia diomedea
(Bergh, 1894)
Diomede's sapsucker Eastern Central Pacific 10
Elysia evelinae
Marcus, 1957
Western Atlantic 0.8
Elysia fezi
Vilella, 1968
Mediterranean Sea
Elysia flava
Verrill, 1901
Western Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean 2.5
Elysia furvacauda
Burn, 1958
Eastern Indian Ocean 1.9
Elysia gordanae
Thompson & Jaklin, 1988
Mediterranean Sea
Elysia grandifolia
Kelaart, 1857
Mediterranean Sea
Elysia halimedae
Macnae, 1954
Indo-Pacific and Southeast Atlantic
Elysia hedgpethi
Marcus, 1961
Hedgpeth's sapsucker Eastern Pacific 2.5
Elysia hetta
Perrone, 1990
Mediterranean Sea
Elysia japonica
Eliot, 1913
Northwest Pacific
Elysia livida
Baba, 1955
Indo-West Pacific
Elysia maoria
Powell, 1937
Maori Elysia Indo-West Pacific 2.5
Elysia margaritae
Fez, 1962
Mediterranean Sea
Elysia marginata
(Pease, 1871)
Indo-Pacific
Elysia moebii
(Bergh, 1888)
Western Indian Ocean
Elysia nigrocapitata
Baba, 1957
Northwest Pacific
Elysia nigropunctata
(Pease, 1871)
Eastern Central Pacific
Elysia nisbeti
Thompson, 1977
Western Atlantic 1
Elysia ornata
(Swainson, 1840)
Ornate Elysia Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic 4
Elysia papillosa
Verrill, 1901
Papillose Elysia Western Atlantic 3.5
Elysia patagonica
Muniain & Ortea, 1997
Green sea slug Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic 7
Elysia patina
Marcus, 1980
Western Atlantic 2
Elysia purchoni
Thompson, 1977
Western Atlantic 0.5
Elysia pusilla
Bergh, 1872
Flat Elysia Indo-West Pacific 3
Elysia ratna
Marcus, 1965
Western Central Pacific
Elysia rubeni
Martín-Hervás, Carmona, Jensen, Licchelli, Vitale & Cervera, 2020
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Elysia rufescens
(Pease, 1871)
Indo-Pacific
Elysia scops
Marcus & Marcus, 1967
Western Atlantic 2
Elysia serca
Marcus, 1955
Seagrass Elysia Western Atlantic 0.8
Elysia subornata
Verrill, 1901
Western Atlantic 7
Elysia timida
(Risso, 1818)
Mediterranean Sea
Elysia tomentosa
Jensen, 1997
Sap sucking slug Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea 3
Elysia translucens
Pruvot-Fol, 1957
Mediterranean Sea
Elysia trisinuata
Baba, 1949
Northwest Pacific
Elysia tuca
Marcus & Marcus, 1967
Sacoglossan sea slug Western Atlantic 4
Elysia verrucosa
Jensen, 1985
Northwest Pacific
Elysia virgata
(Bergh, 1888)
Western Indian Ocean
Elysia viridis
(Montagu, 1804)
Green Elysia Atlantic, Western Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean 4.5
Elysia zuleicae
Ortea & Espinosa, 2002
Western Atlantic 1.7
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