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
Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Aplysia extraordinaria 16 Feb 2017 LizAllen614
Unidentified 16 Feb 2017 LizAllen614

Author's notes

Have looked at many pretty pictures but i would be guessing,was swimming very gracefully !

3 comments

Jennyncmg163 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.
LizAllen614 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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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 Fish (TBC) 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
Cheilodactylus fuscus at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Unidentified Fish (TBC) 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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Species information

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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