Elysia timida

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Elysia timida
Elysia timida.jpg
Elysia timida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Sacoglossa
clade Plakobranchacea

Superfamily: Plakobranchoidea
Family: Plakobranchidae
Genus: Elysia
Species: E. timida
Binomial name
Elysia timida
Risso, 1818

Elysia timida is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk. It feeds on the algae Acetabularia acetabulum (from which it keeps the chloroplasts, that are able to continue photosynthesis in the slug's tissues) and Padina pavonia.

mating behaviour of Elysia timida
copulating of Elysia timida

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  • Schmitt V., Händeler K., Gunkel S., Escande M.-L., Menzel D., Gould S. B., Martin W. F. & Wägele H. (2014). "Chloroplast incorporation and long-term photosynthetic performance through the life cycle in laboratory cultures of Elysia timida (Sacoglossa, Heterobranchia)". Frontiers in Zoology 11:5. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-5.