Aplysia oculifera  A. Adams & Reeve, 1850

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The sea hare Aplysia oculifera can be distinguished by the small brown eye-spots scattered all over the head, body, and parapodia. The name 'oculifera' means 'bearing eyes' which refers to the small black rings with a white middle, which could be compared with eyes. It has a pale greenish background colour with minute white spots.
The identification of the above specimen was confirmed by Matt Nimbs (pers. comment on 12 July 2020) who is working on the family Aplysiida.
More information on Aplysia oculifera are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 13 July 2020, Aplysia oculifera  A. Adams & Reeve, 1850
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Aplysiida/Aplysia_oculifera.htm


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