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Bebbington, A., 1977. Aplysiid species from eastern Australia with notes on the Pacific Ocean Aplysiomorpha (Gastropoda, Opistobranchia). Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 34 1: 87-147.
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Forty-four species of the opisthobranch order Aplysiomorpha have been recorded from the Indo-Pacific. Nineteen species from the Indian Ocean, 17 species from the Pacific Ocean north west, 15 species from the North Pacific north east, 22 species from the South Pacific west, and seven species from the South Pacific east. Aplysia parvula, A. juliana, Dolabella auricularia-, and Dolabrifera dolabrifera- have been recorded from each of the areas and it would not be surprising if Aplysia dactylomela, Notarchus indicus, Stylocheilus longicauda- and Bursatella leachi- were ultimately found in all the areas. In order to stimulate collectors to examine their specimens more closely it would be useful at this state to summarize what little is known about the parasites and predators of adult aplysiids. The secretion from the mantle (purple) glands was said by Eales (1921) to produce an efficient smokescreen when danger threatens. The acrid secretion from the opaline gland was said to protect Aplysia- from predators
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia californica J. G. Cooper, 1863 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia cedrosensis Bartsch & Rehder, 1939 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia denisoni E. A. Smith, 1884 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia dura Eales, 1960 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia euchlora Gray, 1850 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia gigantea G. B. Sowerby I, 1869 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia inca d'Orbigny, 1837 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia juliana Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia keraudreni Rang, 1828 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia kurodai Baba, 1937 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia nigra d'Orbigny, 1837 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia oculifera A. Adams & Reeve, 1850 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia parvula Mörch, 1863 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia pulmonica Gould, 1852 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia argus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia rehderi Eales, 1960 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia reticulata Eales, 1960 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia reticulopoda Beeman, 1960 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia robertsi (Pilsbry, 1895) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia sagamiana Baba, 1949 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia sowerbyi Pilsbry, 1895 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia sydneyensis G. B. Sowerby I, 1869 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplysia vaccaria Winkler, 1955 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBursatella leachii leachii Blainville, 1817 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDolabrifera dolabrifera (Rang, 1828) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotarchus punctatus Philippi, 1836 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetalifera punctulata (Tapparone Canefri, 1874) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetalifera ramosa Baba, 1959 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllaplysia padinae Williams & Gosliner, 1973 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllaplysia taylori Dall, 1900 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStylocheilus longicauda (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) (basis of record)