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Title: Saltwater/Marine Invertebrates

Species #: 116

Common Name: Spotted Sea Hare Scientific Name: Aplysia dactylomela Kingdom: Animalia Class: Gastropoda Family:

Phylum: Mollusca Order:



Geography / Habitat: sea grass beds, tropical waters worldwide

Life Strategy: hermaphroditic, can form chains of up to 12, acting as male and female simultaneously. very little investment in offspring beyond eggyolk

Food / Feed Strategy: eats red and green algae

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Body Form or Style: Nudibranch Swim / Locomotion Style: Foot Mouth Position: Inferior Citation: Overly, Anne. "Spotted Sea Hare, Aplysia Dactylomela." Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish, and Nautilus - The Cephalopod Page. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <>

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