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Updated 1/1/2013

Family Aplysiidae

HAWAII

Stylocheilus striatus

Kaunolu Point tidepool, Lana'i

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

 

Makai Pier, Oahu, 15 feet

LINED SEA HARE

Seasonally abundant on algae or sand.  Brown with fine black lines and neon blue ocelli; body covered with papillae.  Attains 2 inches.  Feeds upon filamentous blue-green algae.  Warm seas worldwide.  Formerly confused with Stylocheilus longicauda.