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Sea hare - Aplysia depilans - Having a rest

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Large opistobranchiate gastropod mollusc with stout parapodia for swimming. Its thin shell is completely covered by its mantle. Brownish. If touched it defends itself by secreting a pinky-colored liquid. Found on rocky, algae-rich beds from the surface down to 15-20 meters. Maximum size 25 centimeters.

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