Sea Hare Aplysia punctata
The sea hare, a type of sea slug, has tentacles reminiscent of a hare’s ears. It has an internal shell about 1 in (4 cm) long that is visible only through a dorsal opening in the mantle. If disturbed, it releases purple or white ink. It is not known if this response is a defense mechanism.
- Class Gastropoda
- Length Up to 8 in (20 cm)
- Habitat Shallow water
- Distribution Northeast Atlantic and parts of the Mediterranean