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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Notarchidae

Bursatella leachii pleii

(Rang, 1828)

Ragged Sea Hare

Animal reaching 80mm, covered with characteristic branched papillae, lacking the parapodia usually present in other sea hares, in particular those in the family Aplysiidae. Color grayish to greenish with assorted mottlings of varied colors. Bright colored eye-like spots present. Circumtropical species. Photo by Ángel Valdés.