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Giant Sea Hare - Aplysia extraordinaria, Australien 2015
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lexID: 12710 AphiaID: 568187 Scientific: Aplysia extraordinaria German: Riesen-Seehase English: Giant Sea Hare Category: Sea Hares Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Aplysiida (Order) > Aplysiidae (Family) > Aplysia (Genus) > extraordinaria (Species) Initial determination: (Allan, ), 1932 Occurrence: , Tasmanien Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Singapore, South-Pazific Sea depth: Meter Size: 2.36" - 15.75" (6cm - 40cm) Temperature: - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) Food: Algae, algae grazer, epiphytes feeder Difficulty: Not suitable for aquarium keeping Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932)
This large sea hare can grow to 40cm long. This species is found among seagrasses near reefs. Body large, fleshy and smooth, various shades of brown with small white spots.
The inner surface of the parapodia is dark with a pattern of irregular white blotchy bars and smaller white blotches. Large rhinophores, oral tentacles with frilly flaps. It releases purple ink when disturbed. It can swim by flapping its parapodia.
Feeds on seagrass.
Aplysia (Varria) extraordinaria (Allan, 1932)· accepted, alternate representation
Aplysia cronullae Eales, 1960 (uncertain synonym)
Aplysia denisoni E. A. Smith, 1884 (possible senior synonym)
Tethys extraordinaria Allan, 1932 (original combination)
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