Phyllaplysia smaragda (Clark)
|local name: -|
extinction date: last seen 1982
|This species was endemic to
the Indian River lagoon in Florida, it was first discovered in the year
1970 and scientifically described seven years later.
The Emerald Leafslug inhabited meadows of Manatee Grass (Syringodium filiforme (Kuetz.)), where it fed on algae that grew on the leaves of this seagrass species.
The habitat in the typus locality of this slug species does not exist any longer, and the Emerald Leafslug, which was last recorded in the year 1982, is now considered most probably extinct.