Elysia tomentosa

Elysia tomentosa  Jensen, 1997

Elysia tomentosa by Baki Yokes @ 20080925 Fethiye, Turquia 24m, on Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii, size 38mm by Baki Yokeş




































Elysia tomentosa  K. R. Jensen, 1997

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 233601).



  • Elysia. It is a name of Latin origin, derived from the word Elysium, which in mythology is the home of the blessed, known as the “Elysian fields”. The name Elysia also means “God’s oath” in Hebrew. Frieder Sauer comments that Elysia means heavenly.
  • Tomentosa. From Latin “tomentum”, means “velvety”, like the stuffing of a pillow or mattress, batt.

Alien species.

Known georeferenced records of the species: Elysia tomentosa
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


    Western Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Eastern Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Atlantic Ocean:0 out of 5 stars

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Elysia tomentosa based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2021) "Elysia tomentosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 17/09/2014. Accessed: 26/01/2021. Available at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/z65VK)

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