Kuroda Seahare

Aplysia kurodai

The species Aplysia kurodai (Baba, 1937) is of medium-sized to extremely large sea slugs, specifically sea hares, which are one clade of large sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks.
Kuroda Seahare - Aplysia kurodai This large size Seahares, two of them in the picture has the capability to secret ink as their defensive mechanism. Aplysia kurodai,Cebu,Geotagged,Kuroda Seahare,Malapascua,Philippines,Seahare,Spring

Appearance

Dark brownish or purplish-black and covered with a variable scattering of whitish translucent spots and patches. Secretes both purple and white ink, parapodia large and separated posteriorly. Grows to 30cm in length.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderAplysiida
FamilyAplysiidae
GenusAplysia
SpeciesAplysia kurodai
Photographed in
Philippines