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Aplysia punctata

Cuvier, 1803

Dotted sea-hare

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Aplysia punctata (Cuvier, 1803)
Synonyms :
Classification : Anaspidea ( Sea hares )
 
Name : Li?vre de mer moucheté
Aplysie
Pisse-vinaigre
Name : Dotted sea-hare
Aplysia
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Grows up to 20cm. Body colour variable, ranging from olive-green, brown, red, purplish-black, with blotches of grey, white, often with black or dark-brown spots and veining. The body is long and narrow and the parapodia join rather high posteriorly. produce both purple and white secretions when disturbed.
Possible confusions
Aplysia deplians and Aplysia fasciata.
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
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Herbivore.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Lors de la reproduction, il peut se former de longues chaînes de lièvres qui copulent ensemble.

La ponte du lièvre de mer est un cordon gélatineux dans lequel se trouve des dizaine de miliers d'oeufs roses.
Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Grass

Rocks

Sand
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Rampe sur les algues ou les herbiers, en eaux peu profonde.
Geographical distribution
Northeast Atlantic from Greenland to Mediterranean.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.seaslugforum.net/aplypunc.htm

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Découvrir l'Atlantique, la Manche et la mer du Nord
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1994
Découvrir la Méditerrannée
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1992
Guide de la faune et de la flore littorales des mers d'Europe
A.C. Campbell, James Nicholls
Delachaux & Niestlé 1979, 1986
Data sheet written by , 19/11/2002

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 19/11/2002
Christophe Naslain - 23/11/2002


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