M-980 SEA HARE, Aplysia brasiliana


The most active, graceful, and best surviving of all the species of Aplysia. Aplysia is commonly studied by researchers for its easily accessible giant ganglia. Releases a purple ink when disturbed. Most unfortunately however, the mollusks are highly sporadic, appearing in huge numbers some years and completely unavailable in other years. Researchers are advised to place long term standing orders to insure a supply. Size: 6-10 cm.



The sea hare should be kept in slightly alkaline water with a pH of 8.1-8.4. The water should have a salinity range of 1.023-1.025 and be at a temperature of 65-73F.


Sea hares are herbivores and will eat algae.




Influence of proximal stimuli on swimming in the sea hareĀ Aplysia brasiliana

The abdominal ganglion of Aplysia brasiliana: a comparative morphological and electrophysiological study, with notes on A. dactylomela.

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