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Updated 5/19/2013

Family Aplysiidae

HAWAII

Dolabella auricularia

Midway Harbor, 15 feet

 

Eared Sea Hare, Midway Harbor, 10 feet, 90mm

Paiko, Oahu, 1 foot

 

Defensive dye

Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Ewa, Oahu, 110 feet

EARED SEA HARE

A large nocturnal species on shallow reefs.  Posterior of body appears as if cut-off at an angle.  Attains at least 10 inches.  Eggs look like a spongy mass of spaghetti.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.