Aplysia parvula Guilding in Mörch, 1863

Aplysia parvula was common on intertidal and shallow subtidal reefs around Oahu, such as Diamond Head and Kewalo. It varied in color from spotted nearly all black, as seen in the photos below. The black specimen was found in the shallows near the tables at the Three Tables dive site on Oahu's north shore.

In the bottom photo, three specimens are riding piggy-back. I presume they are mating or about to do so.

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Created 20 April 2009

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