Sea Hare behaviour - references

Here are some references to work on the behavioural aspects of Sea Hare biology and natural history. Further references are always welcome.

  • Lederhendler, I. I., Bell, L., and Tobach, E. (1975) Preliminary observations on the behavior of Aplysia dactylomela (Rang, 1828) in Bimini waters. The Veliger 17(4): 347-353.
  • Lederhendler, I. I., Herriges, K., and Tobach, E. (1977) Taxis in Aplysia dactylomela (Rang 1828) from water-born stimuli from conspecifics. Animal Learning and Behavior  5(4): 355-358.
  • Lederhendler, I. I. and  Tobach, E. (1978) Reproductive roles in the simultaneous hermaphrodite Aplysia dactylomela. Nature 270:  228-229.
  • Otsuka, C., Olivier, L., Rouger, Y., and Tobach, E. (1981) Aplysia punctata added to list of laboratory cultured Aplysia. Hydrobiologia 83: 239-240.
  • Otsuka, C., Rouger, Y., and Tobach. E (1980) A possible relationship between size and reproductive behavior in a population of Aplysia punctata (Cuvier, 1803). The Veliger 23: 159-162.
  • Tobach. E (1978) Further field notes on the behavior of Aplysia dactylomela. The Veliger 359-360.
  • Tobach, E., Gold, P. S., and Ziegler, A. (1964)  Preliminary observations of the inking behavior of Aplysia (Varria ). The Veliger 8: 16-18.
  • Tobach, E., Zaferes, A., and Migenis-Lopez, L. (1989)  Aplysia ink and opaline: exploration of their relation to predation. Bulletin of Marine Science 45: 664-670.
  • Zaferes, A., Skolnick, A., and Tobach, E. (1988) Interindividual contact and copulation in Aplysia dactylomela. Marine Behavior & Physiology 13: 221-228.
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Rudman, W.B., 2005 (September 16) Sea Hare behaviour - references. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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