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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > sea slugs > Order Sacoglossa > Family Elysiidae
Emerald slug
Stiliger smaragdinus
Family Limapontidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This tiny slug is sometimes seen on Caulerpa green seaweed (Caulerpa sp.).

Features: A tiny well camouflaged slug (2-4cm long). Long, soft slender body covered with spherical bumps (cerata) that resemble the seaweed's shape. The cerata contain its digestive system and are thus often the same colour as the seaweed it feeds on. There are many iridescent blue dots at the base of the cerata. A pair of rhinophores.

Lazaraus, Aug 12

Chek Jawa, Jul 13

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Lazaraus, Aug 12

Emerald slugs on Singapore shores

Photos of Emerald slugs for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Pasir Ris Park, Jul 17
Photo shared by Abel Yeo on facebook.
 


Pulau Sekudu, Jun 17
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.

Pulau Sekudu, Jun 17
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.


Sentosa, Nov 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

St. Johh's Island, Aug 09
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.
 


Cyrene Reef, Aug 12
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Cyrene Reef, Aug 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog
 

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