Sea Hares; Anaspidea

Sea Hares are relatively large, primitive sea slugs that live on algae and have a water circulation system on their backs. We see them only occasionally on scuba dives, as they are seasonal creatures.

Walking Sea Hare, Aplysia juliana

A fairly drab, well camouflaged sea hare. Note the large eyes and ear-like rhinophores, making the head look like a hare or rabbit.

Raggy Sea Hare, Bursatella leachii

Generally found in large groups trailing after each other or intertwined having group sex. Not bad on a diet of only algae!

Stylocheilus striatus

Much smaller than Bursatella leachii, with a delicate red striping.