Dolabella auricularia

Here are a selection of references on Dolabella. They mainly deal with aspects of the biology and natural history. Any additional references would be welcome.

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  • Eales, NB (1946): The anatomy of Dolabella gigas. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 27(3, 13 December), 109-118.
  • Fretter, V; Ko, BH (1979): The specialization of the Aplysiid gut. Malacologia 18, 7-11.
  • Hasselt, JC van (1824): Uittreksel uit eenem brief van Dr J.C. van Hasselt, aan Prof. van Swinderen. Tjuringa op Java, den 25 Mei 1823. Allgem Konst en letterbode. 23 January, 54-55.
  • Ireland, C; Faulkner, DJ (1977): Diterpenes from Dolabella californica. Scripps Institute Oceanography, 47(1-2), 1177-1182.
  • Ko, BH (1976): Studies in the functional anatomy of Dolabella scapula (Martyn, 1786) and Pleurobranchus perrieri (Vayssiere, 1896). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Reading.
  • Pauly, D; Calumpong, H (1984): Growth, reproduction and mortality of the sea hare Dolabella auricularia (Gastropoda: Aplysiidae) in the Central Visayas, Philippines. Marine Biology, 79, 289-293. [EGGS USED AS FOOD]
  • Pease, WH (1860): Descriptions of new species of Mollusca from the Sandwich Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 28, 18-36.
  • Pennings, SC; Nadeau, MT; Paul, VJ (1993): Selectivity and growth of the generalist herbivore Dolabella auricularia feeding upon complementary resources. Ecology, 74(3), 879-890.
  • Pennings, SC; Paul, VJ (1993): Sequestration of dietary secondary metabolites by three species of sea hares: location, specificity and dynamics. Marine Biology 117, 535-546.
  •  Pennings, SC (1994): Interspecific variation in chemical defenses in the sea hares (Opisthobranchia: Anaspidea). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ec ol. 180, 203-219.
  • Pennings, SC; Paul, VJ (1992): Effect of plant toughness, calcification, and chemistry on herbivory by Dolabella auricularia. Ecology. 73(5), 1606-1619.
  • Sorokin, M (1988): Human poisoning by ingestion of a sea hare (Dolabella auricularia). Toxicon 26(11), 1095-1097. [IN FIJI]
  •  Switzer-Dunlap, M; Hadfield, MG (1979): Reproductive patterns of Hawaiian Aplysiid gastropods. In: Reproductive Ecology of Marine Invertebrates, Belle W. Baruch Library in Marine Science, number 9. (Ed: Stancyk,SE), 199-210.
  • Switzer-Dunlap, M (1978): Larval biology and metamorphosis of Aplysiid gastropods. In: Settlement and Metamorphosis of Marine Invertebrate Larvae xi + 290pp. (Eds: Chia, F-S; Rice, ME) Elsevier, New York, 197-206.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (July 1) Dolabella auricularia . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from