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Family: Aplysiidae (See list of species below)

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33 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Aplysia brasiliana
[mottled seahare]
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Aplysia californica
[California seahare]
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Aplysia cedrosensis
[Cedros seahare]
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Aplysia cervina
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Aplysia dactylomela
[black spotted seahare]


Aplysia depilans
[]
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Aplysia donca
[]
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Aplysia extraordinaria
[extraordinary sea hare]


Aplysia fasciata
[]
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Aplysia juliana
[Juliana's seahare]
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Aplysia kurodai
[kuroda's sea hare]
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Aplysia morio
[sooty seahare]
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Aplysia oculifera
[ocellated sea hare]


Aplysia parvula
[little sea hare]


Aplysia punctata
[spotted sea hare]
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Aplysia reticulata
[]
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Aplysia reticulopoda
[net-foot seahare]


Aplysia sowerbyi
[sowerby's sea hare]
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Aplysia sydneyensis
[]
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Aplysia tarda
[]
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Aplysia vaccaria
[black seahare]
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Aplysia willcoxi
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Dolabella auricularia
[shoulderblade sea cat]
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Dolabella auriculoria
[]
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Dolabrifera holboelli
[]
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Lomanotus phiops
[]
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Notarchus indicus
[Indian sea hare]
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Petalifera ramose
[]
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Phyllaplysia depressa
[]
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Phyllaplysia lafonti
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Phyllaplysia padinae
[padina seahare]


Syphonota geographica
[geographic sea hare]
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Syphonota geopgraphica
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33 Species of Family Aplysiidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aplysia brasiliana mottled seahare Western Atlantic
Aplysia californica California seahare Pacific Ocean. 70 TL
Aplysia cedrosensis Cedros seahare Eastern Central Pacific 40 TL
Aplysia cervina Western Atlantic. 10 DL
Aplysia dactylomela black spotted seahare Circumglobal in tropical 40 TL
Aplysia depilans Mediterranean
Aplysia donca Western Atlantic
Aplysia extraordinaria extraordinary sea hare Southwest Pacific.
Aplysia fasciata Atlantic Ocean and the Me
Aplysia juliana Juliana's seahare Circumglobal tropical and 8 TL
Aplysia kurodai kuroda's sea hare Western Central Pacific
Aplysia morio sooty seahare Western Atlantic. 40 DL
Aplysia oculifera ocellated sea hare Indo-Pacific and Southeas 15 TL
Aplysia parvula little sea hare Circumglobal tropical, te 6 TL
Aplysia punctata spotted sea hare Northeast Atlantic, Medit 10 TL
Aplysia reticulata Indo-West Pacific 11 TL
Aplysia reticulopoda net-foot seahare Eastern Pacific.
Aplysia sowerbyi sowerby's sea hare Indo-West Pacific
Aplysia sydneyensis Indo-West Pacific 15 TL
Aplysia tarda Western Atlantic.
Aplysia vaccaria black seahare Eastern Pacific. 99 TL
Aplysia willcoxi Western Central Atlantic
Dolabella auricularia shoulderblade sea cat Indo-Pacific. 50 TL
Dolabella auriculoria Western Central Pacific
Dolabrifera holboelli Western Atlantic.
Lomanotus phiops Western Atlantic. 0.6 DL
Notarchus indicus Indian sea hare Indo-Pacific and the Medi 5 TL
Petalifera ramose Western Central Pacific
Phyllaplysia depressa Mediterranean Sea.
Phyllaplysia lafonti Mediterranean Sea.
Phyllaplysia padinae padina seahare Eastern Central Pacific. 4.5 TL
Syphonota geographica geographic sea hare Western Central Pacific, 17 DL
Syphonota geopgraphica Western Central Pacific



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