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Aplysia  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 78029

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 1999   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumMollusca  – mollusques, molusco, molluscs, mollusks  
                ClassGastropoda Cuvier, 1797 – gastropods, slugs, snails, escargots, gastéropodes, limaces, caracol, caramujo, lesma  
                   SubclassOpisthobranchia Milne-Edwards, 1848 – opisthobranchs  
                         FamilyAplysiidae Rafinesque, 1815  
                            GenusAplysia Linnaeus, 1758  
    Direct Children:  
                               Species Aplysia brasiliana Rang, 1828 – sooty seahare, mottled seahare 
                               Species Aplysia californica J. G. Cooper, 1863 – California seahare 
                               Species Aplysia cervina (Dall and Simpson, 1901)  
                               Species Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828 – spotted seahare 
                               Species Aplysia depilans Gmelin, 1791  
                               Species Aplysia donca Ev. Marcus and Er. Marcus, 1960  
                               Species Aplysia fasciata Poiret, 1798  
                               Species Aplysia geographica (A. Adams and Reeve, 1850)  
                               Species Aplysia juliana Quoy and Gaimard, 1832 – walking seahare 
                               Species Aplysia morio (A. E. Verrill, 1901) – atlantic black seahare, sooty seahare 
                               Species Aplysia parvula Morch, 1863 – pygmy seahare 
                               Species Aplysia punctata   
                               Species Aplysia reticulopoda Beeman, 1960 – net-foot seahare 
                               Species Aplysia vaccaria Winkler, 1955 – California black seahare 

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Aplysia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turgeon, D. D., J. F. Quinn, Jr., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, F. G. Hochberg, W. G. Lyons, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks, 2nd ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26   
  Page(s): 526   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-01-8, 0097-0638  
  Reference for: Aplysia   

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