sea hare

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sea hare

n.
Any of various small marine gastropod mollusks having projections on the head that resemble rabbit ears.

sea hare

n
(Animals) any of various marine gastropods of the order Aplysiomorpha (or Anaspidea), esp Aplysia punctata, having a soft body with an internal shell and two pairs of earlike tentacles

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n.
any sluglike marine gastropod mollusk, genus Aplysia, having a pair of tentacles resembling rabbit ears.
[1585–95]
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Noun1.sea hare - naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentaclessea hare - naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentacles
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
Aplysia, genus Aplysia, genus Tethus, Tethys - type genus of the family Aplysiidae
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Dietary nitrogen availability in macroalgae enhances growth of the sea hare Aplysia californica (Opisthobranchia: Anaspidea).
The release of bright purple ink from the ink glands of many species of sea hares (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia: Anaspidea) is a major component of their defensive arsenal against predators [1-4].
On the Anaspidea (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) of the warm waters of the western Atlantic.
To our knowledge, only one other study has examined responses under ocean acidification of Aplysia or any other sea hare species (the clade Anaspidea); low pH was shown to increase mortality in the embryos of a tropical sea hare (Davis et al., 2013).