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Sea slug / Sea hare / NudibranchAplysia argus   

Spotted Seahare at Batemans Marine Park

Aplysia argus  at Batemans Marine Park - 5 Mar 2019

Identification history

Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Aplysia argus 23 Apr 2019 AndrewG
Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Aplysia dactylomela 23 Apr 2019 AndrewG
Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Aplysia argus 15 Mar 2019 HelenR

Author's notes

Spotted sea hare.

2 comments

HelenR wrote:
   23 Apr 2019
Hi Andrew,
I think there has been some discussion about the classification as I thought it was dactylomela (as in Graham Edgar's book) but things have moved on and Matt Nimbs has said it's argus and has it described it in his work. This website link might help, but I was not about to take a DNA sample when I saw it. bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2014/schulz_sara/habitat.htm
AndrewG wrote:
   23 Apr 2019
Hi HelenR,
You are right - I checked it out: "[A argus] is the Indo-Pacific species that was earlier called Aplysia dactylomela. In the the tropical and subtropical Atlantic the species retains the name Aplysia dactylomela." Thanks for the correction!

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Nearby Sightings

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Antennarius striatus (Striped Anglerfish) at Batemans Marine Park - 4 Feb 2019 Aplysia argus  (Spotted Seahare) at Batemans Marine Park - 14 Jan 2019 Rostanga arbutus (Rostanga arbutus) at Batemans Marine Park - 6 Dec 2018 Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Batemans Marine Park - 6 Dec 2018 Ceratosoma amoenum (Ceratosoma amoenum) at Batemans Marine Park - 24 Jan 2018 Aplysia argus  (Spotted Seahare) at Batemans Marine Park - 21 Jan 2018 Hippocampus abdominalis (Pot-bellied Seahorse) at Batemans Marine Park - 25 Dec 2017 Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant) at Batemans Marine Park - 9 May 2015
Antennarius striatus (Striped Anglerfish) at Batemans Marine Park - 4 Feb 2019
Aplysia argus  (Spotted Seahare) at Batemans Marine Park - 14 Jan 2019
Rostanga arbutus (Rostanga arbutus) at Batemans Marine Park - 6 Dec 2018
Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Batemans Marine Park - 6 Dec 2018
Ceratosoma amoenum (Ceratosoma amoenum) at Batemans Marine Park - 24 Jan 2018
Aplysia argus  (Spotted Seahare) at Batemans Marine Park - 21 Jan 2018
Hippocampus abdominalis (Pot-bellied Seahorse) at Batemans Marine Park - 25 Dec 2017
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant) at Batemans Marine Park - 9 May 2015

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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