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|Researched by||Emily Wilson||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Greilada elegans|
A distinctive colourful sea slug. The smooth body is orange in colour with brilliant blue blotches that sometimes contain crimson flecks. It has 5 - 7 robust and feathery trilobed gills with iridescent blue-green lines along their ribs. The head may bear up to 22 finger-like projections. It can grow up to 4 cm in length although a maximum size of 4.8 cm has been recorded.
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NBN (National Biodiversity Network) Atlas. Available from: https://www.nbnatlas.org.
OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System), 2023. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. Available from: Ocean Biogeographic Information System. www.iobis.org. Accessed: 2023-03-30
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Last Updated: 14/09/1999