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Molluscs of Tasmania

Aplysiidae – Aplysiinae: Aplysia (Pruvotaplysia) parvula Mörch, 1863 (‘small sea-hare’)

Synonym(s): parvula Guilding in Mörch, 1863 concava Sowerby, 1869 norfolkensis Sowerby, 1869 australiana Clessin, 1899.

Typical body-length 50 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst seaweed and seagrass. Native. Occurs all around Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); also elsewhere in tropical and temperate seas of both hemispheres.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Anaspidea
Superfamily: Aplysioidea
Family: Aplysiidae
Subfamily: Aplysiinae
Genus: Aplysia

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