Aplysia argus (Ruppell and Leuckart, 1830)

Aplysia argus
Aplysia argus
Photographer: 
Neil Vaughan
Date: 
Tuesday, 1 August 2006
Location: 
Woolgoolga Headland
Depth: 
1m
Distribution:

Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found around the tropical coastline of Australia south to Albany Western Australia and Westernport in Victoria, and including Tasmania.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents seagrass flats, reefs and sandy areas, to 15m depth. Commonly seen in coastal areas including rocky shelves and pools, rarely entering estuaries.

Additional Notes:

The most common of the larger sea hares, it grows to 250 mm length.

References:

Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.49.