Aplysiopsis elegans

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Aplysiopsis elegans
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Aplysiopsis elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Opisthobranchia
clade Sacoglossa
clade Plakobranchacea
Superfamily: Limapontioidea
Family: Hermaeidae
Genus: Aplysiopsis
Species: A. elegans
Binomial name
Aplysiopsis elegans
(Deshayes, 1835)

Hermaeina maculosa Trinchese, 1874

Aplysiopsis elegans is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Hermaeidae.[1]


This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal and Spain.


The body has a length of 10 mm to 12 mm.


  1. ^ Jensen K. R. (November 2007). "Biogeography of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia)". Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55(2006)(3-4): 255–281.
  • Trinchese S., 1874: Intorno ai generi Hermaeina e Acanthopsole; Memorie dell'Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (3) 5: 73-80 pl. 1
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213.