Aplysia oculifera
(Adams & Reeve, 1850)

Order: ANASPIDEA
Superfamily: APLYSIOIDEA
Family: Aplysiidae

DISTRIBUTION

Indo-West Pacific.

PHOTO

Shimoda, Izu Peninsula, Sagami Bay , Japan, Intertidal, 15 Dec 2001. Upper Photo: about 80mm long., Lower photo: about 60mm long. Photos: Jun Imamoto.

This species is characterised by the small brown eye-spots all over the head and parapodia.

References:
• Bebbington, A. (1974) Aplysiid species from East Africa with notes on the Indian Ocean Aplysiomorpha (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 54: 63-99.
•Bebbington, A. (1977) Aplysiid species from Eastern Australia with notes on the Pacific Ocean Aplysiomorpha (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 34: 87-147.

See Larval development page

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (May 25) Aplysia oculifera (Adams & Reeve, 1850). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/aplyocul

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