Invertebrates

California sea slug (Aplysia californica)

The California sea slug (Aplysia californica) is a gastropod mollusk of the family Aplysiidae. It and all species of this genus are commonly referred to as sea hares.

Habitat:
It is found in shallow areas associated with algae such as Gracilaria, Ulva,
Enteromorpha and seagrasses of the genus Zostera.

Diet:
Aplysia is a macrophage with high growth rates and a voracious appetite,
ingesting up to 100 g of fresh algae per day. It prefers green algae,
red and coralline algae.

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