Sea Hares

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Sea Hare

Sea Hares [family Aplysiidae] ,gained the common name from their side-on appearance , the rolled tentacles [ rhinophores ]just behind the eyespot

look like the big ears of a hare. They have a small internal shell and large parapodial flaps extending up  from the foot & over the body .We have seen them grazing on sea grass near Fisheries Beach and on algae at Turingal Head.

They mate in large groups ,clusters of animals or long chains……. we observed both at Turingal.

We  think these shown are Aplysia  sydneyensis  but from various references it is not conclusive.

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