Aplysia cf. gigantea

Sowerby, 1869

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Aplysia cf. gigantea from Cape Town, South Africa
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: Notice how the parapodia of this Aplysia are separated very low down on the body right at ground level– this character make it a member of the subgenus Varria, and definitely excludes Aplysia juliana as a possible identification because that is in the subgenus Aplysia where the parapodia are fused much higher up on the body. I have a suspicion that this species might be Aplysia gigantea which is common elsewhere in the Indian Ocean, so call it Aplysia cf. gigantea.
 

Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer:Guido Zsilavecz
Camera:Unknown Unknown › View EXIF properties
Taken on:February 26, 2006
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Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Anaspidea
Family:Aplysiidae
Species:Aplysia gigantea