Syphonota geographicais commonly referred to as Geographic Sea Hare. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Syphonota geographica is the only species within this genus Syphonota.This sea hare differs from the other Aplysiidae genera, through the position of the rhinophores, which are further back.The body colour is whitish to green, with brown specks and a network of white lines,hence Syphonota the name 'geographica'.Syphonota geographica lives in shallow water on sandy bottom.
Syphonota geographica feeds on leaf shaped seaweeds and sea grasses.
Aplysia geographica (Adams & Reeve, 1850)
Aplysia mouhoti Gilchrist, 1895
Aplysia piperata E. A. Smith, 1884 (synonym)
Aplysia scripta Bergh, 1905
Paraplysia geographica (Adams & Reeve, 1850)
Siphonotus geographicus A. Adams & Reeve, 1850 (original combination)