species: Ercolania kencolesi in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ercolania kencolesi

©Heike Waegele: Two individuals of Ercolania kencolesii living inside the alga Boergesenia forbesii at Lizard Island. The slugs are up to 6 mm long.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Sacoglossa
Family Limapontiidae
Genus Ercolania
Species Ercolania kencolesi



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Christa., G., K. Händeler, P. Kück, M. Vleugels, J. Franken, D. Karmeinski and H. Wägele (2015). Phylogenetic evidence for multiple independent origins of functional kleptoplasty in Sacoglossa (Heterobranchia, Gastropoda), Organisms, Diversity and Evolution, 15: 23-26. LIRS catalog number 1870.
  • Grzymbowski, Y., K. Stemmer and H. Waegele (2007). On a new Ercolania Trinchese, 1872 (Opisthobranchia, Sacoglossa, Limapontiidae) living within Boergesenia Feldmann, 1950 (Cladophorales), with notes on anatomy, histology and biology, Zootaxa, 1577: 3-16. LIRS catalog number 1069.