Aplysia extraordinariais commonly referred to as Giant Sea Hare. Difficulty in the aquarium:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 12710 AphiaID: 568187 Scientific: Aplysia extraordinaria German: Riesen-Seehase English: Giant Sea Hare Category: Lièvres de mer Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Aplysiida (Order) > Aplysiidae (Family) > Aplysia (Genus) > extraordinaria (Species) Initial determination: (Allan, ), 1932 Sea depth: Meter Size: 6 cm - 40 cm Temperature: °C - 28°C Difficulty: Not suitable for aquarium keeping Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated 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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