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Aplysia dactylomela

Rang, 1828

Tullio Foti Aplysia dactylomela,stretto di Messina.

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp http://www.uwphotographers.net/2011/11/blog-post.html

Tullio Foti Grazie agli amici che hanno gradito le immagini.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 09 Nov 2013
Elodie Camprasse Hello Nudibranch Lovers! I am writing an article on nudibranchs in Vietnam and I'd like to be sure of the identification of species on the photos I am going to submit... Is this Aplysia dactylomela?

Erwin Koehler YES it is!

Elodie Camprasse great!

Jean-Philippe Imbert Si tu le prends délicatement entre tes doigts et exerce une légère pression, un liquide fuchsia va en sortir, comme le camouflage de la seiche. essaye, tu verras !!

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 27 Apr 2013
Christopher Thorn At ShanHai fish port, Taiwan it was raining slugs this weekend.. These critters (dozens of them) were found slowly sinking through the water to settle on the bottom (6m). 20-40 mm length. Found next to harbour wall, perhaps they had all jumped off it unison! Thanks for ideas on identification and/or behaviour!

Andy Gray maybe a Aplysia dactylomela ? Slight colour variation? Those black circles with the white space inside look like the Aplysia and I have seen them in Kenting before.

Christopher Thorn Brilliant Andy, thanks. Decriptioin of behaviour on wiki matches that observed (Method of crawling, swimming and purple discharge).

Andy Gray Does it also mention Lemming like behaviour?

Christopher Thorn it doesn't, that remains a mystery for the time being!

Christian Torge

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Ron Silver Spotted Sea Hare, Aplysia dactylomela

Sabine Van Durmen very beautiful

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 07 Nov 2013
Erwin Koehler Alexander & Valdés (2013) reerected Aplysia argus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828, for previously Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828 from the Indo-Pacific, the write A. dactylomela is an Atlantic species, I guess this includes the Mediterranean, and also the Pacific coast of Mexico, I know only the abstract of it: http://dx.doi.org/10.2984/67.2.10.

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 25 Sep 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Anaspidea (Order)
            Aplysioidea (Superfamily)
              Aplysiidae (Family)
                Aplysia (Genus)
                  Aplysia dactylomela (Species)
Associated Species