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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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Aplysia californica J. G. Cooper, 1863 (additional source)
Aplysia cedrosensis Bartsch & Rehder, 1939 (basis of record)
Aplysia denisoni E. A. Smith, 1884 accepted as Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932) (basis of record)
Aplysia dura Eales, 1960 (basis of record)
Aplysia euchlora Gray, 1850 (basis of record)
Aplysia extraordinaria (Allan, 1932) (basis of record)
Aplysia gigantea G. B. Sowerby I, 1869 (basis of record)
Aplysia inca d'Orbigny, 1837 (basis of record)
Aplysia juliana Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 (additional source)
Aplysia keraudreni Rang, 1828 (basis of record)
Aplysia kurodai Baba, 1937 (basis of record)
Aplysia nigra d'Orbigny, 1837 (basis of record)
Aplysia oculifera A. Adams & Reeve, 1850 (basis of record)
Aplysia parvula Mörch, 1863 (additional source)
Aplysia pulmonica Gould, 1852 accepted as Aplysia argus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830 (basis of record)
Aplysia rehderi Eales, 1960 (basis of record)
Aplysia reticulata Eales, 1960 (basis of record)
Aplysia reticulopoda Beeman, 1960 (basis of record)
Aplysia robertsi (Pilsbry, 1895) (basis of record)
Aplysia sagamiana Baba, 1949 (basis of record)
Aplysia sowerbyi Pilsbry, 1895 (basis of record)
Aplysia sydneyensis G. B. Sowerby I, 1869 (basis of record)
Aplysia vaccaria Winkler, 1955 (basis of record)
Bursatella leachii leachii Blainville, 1817 (additional source)
Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786) (basis of record)
Dolabrifera dolabrifera (Rang, 1828) (additional source)
Notarchus punctatus Philippi, 1836 (additional source)
Petalifera punctulata (Tapparone Canefri, 1874) (basis of record)
Petalifera ramosa Baba, 1959 (basis of record)
Phyllaplysia padinae Williams & Gosliner, 1973 (basis of record)
Phyllaplysia taylori Dall, 1900 (basis of record)
Stylocheilus longicauda (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) (basis of record)