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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Euthyneura (Infraclass) > Tectipleura (Subterclass) > Aplysiida (Order) > Aplysioidea (Superfamily) > Aplysiidae (Family) > Aplysia (Genus)
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  • Genus: Aplysia

  • Aplysia argus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830
    Height 40mm, Length 400mm (animal), Marine
    Northland. Worldwide in warm seas KA
  • Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932)
    Length 400mm (animal), Sea Hare, Marine, An active swimmer, vigorously flapping its large parapodia and flexing its body up and down
    Kermadec Islands. Several specimens seen subtidally down to 30 metres in sand and fine gravel. Great Barrier Island below low tide KA
  • Aplysia juliana (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
    Length 300mm (animal), Marine
    North, South and Stewart Island. Intertidal and shallow subtidal. Also widespread in Pacific Ocean ACF
  • Aplysia keraudreni Rang, 1828
    Height 70mm, Width 52mm, Length 250mm (animal), Marine
    North and South Islands. Also Society Islands ACF
  • Aplysia parvula Mörch, 1863
    Height 29mm, Width 17mm, Length 75mm (animal), Marine
    North and South Island. Worldwide tropical KACF
  • Aplysia sagamiana Baba, 1949
    Length 350mm (animal), Marine
    A
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil