Brown Sea Hare
(Aplysia californica)

General information
Copyright Julianne E. Steers

Phylum: Mollusca
Size: Up to 40cm
Range: Point Conception to Baja California 
Diet: Brown, green, and red algae
Notes: Sea Hares have a short life span of one year. These ’sea slugs’ are hermaphrodites possessing both male and female reproductive organs, though they are unable to self-fertilize. They lay several million eggs resembling angel hair pasta.