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The clade Aplysiomorpha, commonly known as Sea hares, are medium-sized to very large Opisthobranchia with a soft internal shell made of protein. These are marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamilies Aplysioidea and Akeroidea
This specimen was spotted during night dive in a sandy/sea grass area. Sea Hares are usually found in the shallows and at time, during low tides, they can be exposed. They are mostly found during night time (except during low tides). During day time, they can bury themselves into sands to hide.
Some species of Sea Hares, when threatened/provoked, may release a purple-colored dye that can be mildy poisoinous to fishes.
Spotted on Jan 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2014
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