Aplysia punctata   Cuvier, 1804

spotted sea hare

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Anaspidea | Aplysiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 83 m (Ref. 105051).  Temperate; 69°N - 23°N, 45°W - 37°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and the Arctic: from Arctic Greenland to Norway, down to Morocco, to the Mediterranean . Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105329)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 105342. Found in infralittoral areas (Ref. 105324). Inhabits sublittoral beds of the red alga Plocamium coccineum where it also feeds on (Ref. 105169). Feeds on a variety of marine algae (Ref. 105170). Simultaneous hermaphrodites (Ref. 833); aggregate mating (Ref. 106182).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Simultaneous hermaphrodites (Ref. 833); aggregate mating (Ref. 106182).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harms, J. 1993. (Ref. 2711)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.4 - 18.1, mean 10.6 (based on 506 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown