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Title: Saltwater/Marine Invertebrates

Species #: 115

Common Name: California Seahare Scientific Name: Aplysia californica Kingdom: Animalia Class: Gastropoda Family:

Phylum: Mollusca Order:

Anaspidea

Aplysiidae

Geography / Habitat: coastal regions with thick vegetation, California coast

Life Strategy: hermaphroditic, reproduces sexually, eggs in sacs coiled around rocks/seaweed

Food / Feed Strategy: herbivorous, eats algae and eelgrass

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Body Form or Style: Nudibranch Swim / Locomotion Style: Foot Mouth Position: Inferior Citation:  Rudman WB. 1999. Aplysia californica, Sea Slug Forum. Sydney: Australian Museum. December 27, 2005.


15 California Seahare  

Common Name: California Seahare Family: Aplysiidae Life Strategy: hermaphroditic, reproduces sexually, eggs in sacs coiled around rocks/seaw...

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