Re: Aplysia extraordinaria from New Zealand

June 15, 2005
From: Julie Marshall

Dear Bill,
In response to your query [message #14048] whether anyone had seen Aplysia extraordinaria swimming, I sent you a photo of one swimming which appeared on the forum on 14 September 1999 [#1329]. However, it was a much smaller animal - only 120 mm in size.

Best wishes,
Julie Marshall

Marshall, J.G., 2005 (Jun 15) Re: Aplysia extraordinaria from New Zealand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Julie,
Sorry I should have made myself clearer. A. extraordinaria is definitely a swimmer. I was just wondering whether I had correctly identified this large New Zealand animals correctly. If it has never been seen swimming, perhaps it is not A. extraordinaria.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Jun 15). Comment on Re: Aplysia extraordinaria from New Zealand by Julie Marshall. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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