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California Sea Hare, slug, (Aplysia californica), Aplysioidea, Aplysiidae
Code Number:
AALV01P04_04
Title:
California Sea Hare, slug, (Aplysia californica), Aplysioidea, Aplysiidae
Diet: Algae, Eelgrass
Habitat: Coastal Wetlands
Size: up to 40.6 cm (16 inches)
Weight: 13.6 kg (30 pounds)
Range: Northern California to Gulf of California

Sea Hares are hemaphrodidic but they still need to mate. Several dozens may pile up for mating as they form in lines and circles, each is male to the one in front and female to the one behind.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Euopisthobranchia
clade Aplysiomorpha
Superfamily: Aplysioidea
Family: Aplysiidae
Genus: Aplysia
Species: Aplysia californica
(James Graham Cooper, 1863)
Keywords:
Gastropods, Molluscs, Invertebrate, Aquatic, Water, Underwater, lifeform, Animal, Animalia, Mollusca, Gastropoda, Life
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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