Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932) [Tethys]

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Aplysia extraordinaria was thought to be endemic to eastern Australia and northern New Zealand. I misidentified this specimen and posted it on
28 January 2016 as Aplysia juliana  Quoy & Gaimard, 1832. It was identified by Dr. Richard C. Willan, his words give a description of this species: "It’s most definitely not Aplysia juliana because of the enlarged oral tentacles, small and backward-placed rhinophores, and very large parapodia that are fused low down posteriorly. In fact you cannot imagine how significant this posting is. It shows Aplysia extraordinaria from the Philippines - I think for the first time."
Aplysia extraordinaria is according to the sea slug forum a good swimmer, and can grow up to 65 cm in length!
More information on Aplysia extraordinaria are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 14 February 2021, Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Aplysiida/Aplysia_extraordinaria.htm


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