Aplysia argus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830

Aplysia argus is relatively common on shallow reefs around Oahu, such as those at Kewalo Basin, at Campbell Industrial Park near Ewa, and on the intertidal bench off Diamond Head. DNA evidence from Alexander & Valdés (2013) has shown the Indo-Pacific specimens to be different from the very similar Aplysia dactylomela from the Atlantic.

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Created 20 April 2009
Updated 22 March 2015

Reference:

Alexander, J. & A. Valdés. 2013. The ring doesn’t mean a thing: Molecular data suggests a new taxonomy for two Pacific species of sea hares (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia, Aplysiidae). Pacific Science 67: 283–294

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