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Aplysia dactylomela Rang 1828

Black-tailed or Green-spotted sea hare

Gillian Lawrence (2011)


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APPLETON, D. R., BABCOCK, R. C. & COPP, B. R. 2001. Novel tryptophan-derived dipeptides and bioactive metabolites from the sea hare Aplysia dactylomela. Tetrahedron, 57, 10181-10189.

BEESELY, P.L., ROSS, G.J.P. & WESS, A. (eds). 1998. Mollusca, The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia, 5,  CSIRO Publishing Melbourne Part B, pp 564-1234.

CAREFOOT, T. H. 1987. Aplysia: its biology and ecology. Oceanography and Marine Biology, 25, 167.

CAREFOOT, T. H., KARENTZ, D., PENNINGS, S. C. & YOUNG, C. L. 2000. Distribution of mycosporine-like amino acids in the sea hare Aplysia dactylomela: effect of diet on amounts and types sequestered over time in tissues and spawn. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Endocrinology, 126, 91-104.

ÇINAR, M.E., BILECENOGIU, M. ÖZTÜRK, B & CAN, A. 2006. New records of alien spp. on the Lenenhine Coast of Turkey, Aquatic Invasions, 1, 2, 84-90.

COLEBROOK, E  & LUKOWAIK, K. 1988. Learning by the Aplysia model system: Lack of correlation between gill and gill motor neurone responses. Journal of Experimental Biology, 135, 411- 429.

DERBY, C.D. 2007. Escape by inking and screting: Marine molluscs avoid predators through a rich array of chemicals and mechanisms. The biological Bulletin, 274-289.

EALES, N. B. 1960. Revision of the world species of Aplysia (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), 5, 10.

ERIC R. KANDEL - Nobel Lecture. 10 Oct 2011

KRIEGSTEIN, A.R, CASTELLUCCI, V. & KANDEL, E.R. 1974. Metamorphosis of Aplysia californica in Laboratory culture. Proceeding of the Natural Academy of Science USA, 7, 9 , 3654-3658.

MARSHALL, J. G. & WILLAN, R. C. 1999. Nudibranchs of Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef: a survey of the Opisthobranchia (sea slugs) of Heron and Wistari Reefs, Backhuys.

MOORE, J. 2006. An introduction to the invertebrates, 2nd edition, New Hall, Cambridge University Press, 130.

PECHENIK, J. A. 2010. Biology of te Invertebrates, 6th Edition. McGraw Hill Higher Education, 235-237.

RUPERT E.E., FOX, R.S. & BARNES, R.D., 2004, Invertrbrate Zooloogy: A functional Evolutionary Approach, 7th edn, Brooks/Cole, Belmont, CA, USA , 10, 226-244.

TONY, D. 1982. The ink of Aplysia dactylomela (Rang, 1828) (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) and its role as a defensive mechanism. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 57, 169-180.