Aplysia from Chek Jawa, Singapore

February 3, 2003
From: Ria Tan

Dear Bill,
Here ia another animal from the intertidal flat at Chek Jawa, Singapore. Photo: Alan Yeo

Best wishes,
Ria Tan

tanria@singnet.com.sg

Tan, R., 2003 (Feb 3) Aplysia from Chek Jawa, Singapore. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9050

Dear Ria,
This is definitely a species of Aplysia, but from this angle I can't see enough of it to be sure what species it is. I suspect it is Aplysia oculifera. 'oculifera' means 'bearing eyes' and if you look at other photos of this species on the Forum you will see it has little 'eye-spots' on the body. So if you see this species again you shpould be able to identify it from these small eye-spots. For general information on Sea Hares, the Sea Hares Fact Sheet wiull give you many links to relevant information.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Feb 3). Comment on Aplysia from Chek Jawa, Singapore by Ria Tan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9050

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