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Aplysia punctata

(spotted sea hare)


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Common Names

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Common Names in Albanian:

lepuri i detit

Common Names in Breton:

Buoc'h vor vrizh

Common Names in Catalan, Valencian:

llebre de mar tacada

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Common Names in English:

spotted sea hare

Common Names in French:

aplysie ponctuée, lièvre de mer taché

Common Names in German:

gemeiner Seehase

Common Names in Slovene:

Pikasti morski zajček

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

liebre de mar manchada

Common Names in Swedish:



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Typically found in the intertidal zone at the water's edge at a mean distance from sea level of -96.75 meters (-317.42 feet).[1]

Biome: Coastal.


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 30-Aug-2000

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Aplysia

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species and subspecies in this genus:

A. brasiliana (Mottled Seahare) · A. californica (California Seahare) · A. dactylomela (Spotted Seahare) · A. fasciata (Black Sea Hare) · A. juliana (Walking Seahare) · A. morio (Atlantic Black Seahare) · A. oculifera (Spotted Sea Hare) · A. parvula (Pygmy Seahare) · A. punctata (Spotted Sea Hare) · A. reticulopoda (Net-Foot Seahare) · A. vaccaria (California Black Seahare)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal November 24, 2007:



  1. Standard Deviation = 708.060 based on 1,205 observations. Terrestrial altitude and ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-20