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Pictures of Saltwater (Marine) Sea Hares


Sea hares have plump bodies with two sets of parapodia on the head. The mantle is split laterally forming an opening for respiration. Aplysia feed upon red algae and exude a noxious purple dye when disturbed. Populations are dynamic, abundant some years and absent in others. They are hermaphroditic and may form mating chains of many animals.
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California Sea Hare (Aplysia californica) Common Sea Hare (Dolabrifera dolabrifera)Eared Sea Hare (Dolabella auricularia)Eyed Sea Hare (Aplysia oculifera)
Giant Sea Hare (Aplysia vaccaria)Lined Sea Hare (Stylocheilus striatus)Small Sea Hare (Aplysia parvula)White-Speckled Sea Hare (Aplysia dactylomela)
White-Speckled Sea Hare (Aplysia dactylomela)

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