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#1 fforbes

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

I found two of these pretty unattractive creatures moving along the sandy bottom of a lagoon in the Florida Keys. It was about 2" long and plump, moved like a nudibranch but looked more like a sea hare. They weren't too far from a fueling dock, maybe they're mutations!

Would love to know what this little guy is.

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#2 JimSwims

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Your on the money with Sea Hare, it's a Bursatella leachii.

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