General Description

Body shape slug-like with shell. Gill structures internal. Pattern includes shades or colours of green, white and/or yellow. Animal up to 3 cm long, shell up to 1 cm across.


When attacked, this species can break-off its tail, which wriggles around and distracts the predator allowing the animal to escape. A new tail will eventually grow. These brilliantly green coloured sea slugs crawl and feed on green seaweeds, mostly of Caulerpa species.


Tropical and temperate Indo-Pacific, including Australia.


On and among green algae, to depth of 10 m.

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