Sea slug / Sea hare / NudibranchAplysia extraordinaria

Sea Hare at Tathra, NSW

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Aplysia extraordinaria at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Aplysia extraordinaria at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Aplysia extraordinaria at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017

Identification history

Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Aplysia extraordinaria 28 Mar 2017 MattNimbs Confirmed
Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Aplysia extraordinaria 16 Feb 2017 LizAllenBulk Reporter - LizAllen has reported over 100 sightings! Suggested
Unidentified 16 Feb 2017 LizAllenBulk Reporter - LizAllen has reported over 100 sightings! Pending ID

3 comments

JennyncmgBulk Reporter - Jennyncmg has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   16 Feb 2017
It looks like Aplysia extraordinaria (as shown on Sea Slug Forum) because of the pattern, dots and large flaps. This species is an active swimmer.
LizAllenBulk Reporter - LizAllen has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   16 Feb 2017
Thank you very much,if I had looked at SSF first i might have made the suggestion ! I will now add it to our species list !
MattNimbs wrote:
   29 Mar 2017
The very large oral tentalces supports this ID

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Nearby sightings

Cheilodactylus nigripes at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 13 Feb 2017
Chironemus marmoratus (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 13 Feb 2017
Centropogon australis (TBC) at Bournda National Park - 13 Feb 2017
Chaetodon flavirostris at Bournda National Park - 13 Feb 2017
Abudefduf vaigiensis (TBC) at Bournda National Park - 13 Feb 2017
Parupeneus signatus at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Fistularia petimba (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Octopus tetricus at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Sabellastarte australiensis at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Gymnothorax prasinus (TBC) at Bournda National Park - 4 Feb 2017
Cheilodactylus fuscus at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Bournda National Park - 2 Feb 2017
Scorpis lineolata at Tathra, NSW - 2 Feb 2017
Aplysia sydneyensis at Bournda National Park - 30 Jan 2017
Phlyctenanthus australis at Bournda National Park - 30 Jan 2017
Semicassis labiata at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2017
Hypselodoris bennetti at Tathra, NSW - 9 Jan 2017
Aplysia sydneyensis at Bournda National Park - 7 Jan 2017
Aphelodoris varia at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Hydatina physis at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Semicassis labiata at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Phlyctenactis tuberculosa at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Lepas (Anatifa) pectinata (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016
Lepas (Anatifa) pectinata (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016
Velella velella at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016
Janthina exigua at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016
Phyllacanthus parvispinus at Tathra, NSW - 24 Apr 2016
Phlyctenactis tuberculosa at Tathra, NSW - 15 Jan 2014
Cheilodactylus nigripes at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Tathra, NSW - 13 Feb 2017
Chironemus marmoratus (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 13 Feb 2017
Centropogon australis (TBC) at Bournda National Park - 13 Feb 2017
Chaetodon flavirostris at Bournda National Park - 13 Feb 2017
Abudefduf vaigiensis (TBC) at Bournda National Park - 13 Feb 2017
Parupeneus signatus at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Fistularia petimba (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Octopus tetricus at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Sabellastarte australiensis at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Gymnothorax prasinus (TBC) at Bournda National Park - 4 Feb 2017
Cheilodactylus fuscus at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Unidentified at Bournda National Park - 2 Feb 2017
Scorpis lineolata at Tathra, NSW - 2 Feb 2017
Aplysia sydneyensis at Bournda National Park - 30 Jan 2017
Phlyctenanthus australis at Bournda National Park - 30 Jan 2017
Semicassis labiata at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2017
Hypselodoris bennetti at Tathra, NSW - 9 Jan 2017
Aplysia sydneyensis at Bournda National Park - 7 Jan 2017
Aphelodoris varia at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Hydatina physis at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Semicassis labiata at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Phlyctenactis tuberculosa at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Lepas (Anatifa) pectinata (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016
Lepas (Anatifa) pectinata (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016
Velella velella at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016
Janthina exigua at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016
Phyllacanthus parvispinus at Tathra, NSW - 24 Apr 2016
Phlyctenactis tuberculosa at Tathra, NSW - 15 Jan 2014

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  • Coordinates 149.983377-36.736984

Sighting information

  • Aplysia extraordinaria Scientific name
  • Sea Hare Common name
  • Tathra, NSW Location
  • 1 Abundance
  • LizAllen Recorded by
  • 16 Feb 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
  • Notes:
    Have looked at many pretty pictures but i would be guessing,was swimming very gracefully !

Sensitivity key

  • Highly sensitive
  • Sensitive
  • Not sensitive

Conservation key

  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Rare Native
  • Local Native
  • Non-local Native
  • Exotic
  • Noxious Pest
  • Locally Extinct

Aplysia extraordinaria locations

Aplysia extraordinaria has been recorded at:

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