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 A. 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 A. gigantea which is common elsewhere in the Indian Ocean, so call it Aplysia cf. gigantea. This photo shows this species can swim, so that narrows down the number of possibilities considerably. Here another photo of this same species
 

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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Other photos of Aplysia gigantea

Aplysia gigantea from Fremantle, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Updated 9 years ago
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Aplysia cf. gigantea from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Updated 9 years ago
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Aplysia cf. gigantea from Komodo, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Updated 8 years ago
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Aplysia gigantea from Fremantle, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Updated 9 years ago
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Aplysia gigantea from Fremantle, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Updated 9 years ago
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Aplysia gigantea from Esperance, Australia
Updated 6 years ago
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Scientific Classification

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