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Aplysia brasiliana Rang, 1828

  • Aplysia brasiliana Rang, 1828

Type locality: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Distribution range: Western Atlantic: New Jersey to Brazil (Valdés et al. 2006); Brazil: Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (Smith, E. A. 1890).
Depth: 0-30 m
Size: up to 220 mm
Remarks: photo of a specimen from santos, São Paulo, Brazil. Video A. brasiliana swimming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYS3Fe4DNio

List of References

Eales, NB (1960) Revision of the world species of Aplysia (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Zoology, 5(10): 1-404.
Saad, L; Cunha, CM; Colpo, KD; Valdes, A (2014) It's not what it looks like: Molecular data fails to substantiate morphological differences in two sea hares (Mollusca, Heterobranchia, Aplysiidae) from southern Brazil. Helgoland Marine Research (Print), v. 68, p. 523-530.
Smith, EA (1890) Notes on the zoology of Fernando Noronha. Mollusca. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 20: 483-503, pl. 30.
Valdés, Á., Hamann, J., Behrens, D.W. & DuPont, A. (2006) Caribbean Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books, Etc., Gig Harbor, 289 pp.
 

 

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