Anaspideans

There are only a few species of Anaspideans, or sea hares, known from Kwajalein. They mostly live in shallow water, where most species eat algae or cyanobacteria (blue green algae). Some have a thin, entirely or mostly internal shell, and some species are capable of releasing a cloud of purple ink to confuse predators. They are mostly harmless and a few have been used as food by some people, although there are sporadic reports in some areas, such as Western Australia, of dogs being poisoned to death from eating some sea hares washed in on the beach.

Order ANASPIDEA

Family APLYSIIDAE


Aplysia argus


Aplysia parvula

Aplysia
sp. e679

Aplysia
sp. e728

Bursatella leachii

Dolabella auricularia

Dolabrifera dolabrifera

Notarchus indicus

Petalifera edmundsi

Petalifera lafonti

Petalifera
sp. e703

Phyllaplysia
sp. e685

Stylocheilus striatus

Stylocheilus longicauda

Syphonota geographica

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