Petalifera ramosa

Baba, 1959

Petalifera ramosa
Photographed by: Graham Abbott

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Anaspidea
Family:Aplysiidae
Species:Petalifera ramosa

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #26745
As with all species of Petalifera and Dolabrifera, it has numerous papillae on its back that can be either extended and then they are quite easily visible (as in this photo), or retracted and then they are invisible.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #12766
Note tubercles with black rings around them, eyes in ‘clear’ spots, pinky purple tones on tubercles.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7754
This small, flattened sea hare (family Aplysiidae) is characterised by the numerous, firm tubercles scattered all over the body. The largest tubercles ones have a white, branched process with numerous white filaments at the summit resembling a sea anemone, that can be extended out (as in this photo) or contracted back into the papilla.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #854
Not a clear image because the head is contracted and out of focus.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #827
An unusual small sea hare that is intimately associated with brown algae (Padina sp.). This individual is crawling actively and so its body is unusually stretched out.

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