Ragged Seahare GALLERY

Bursatella leachii

Uncommon. The largest of the Caribbean Seahares growing up to 7 inches. Like other seahares, the Ragged Seahare has an internal, rather than an external shell like snails do. Found where water is calm with abundant algae growth. The Ragged Seahare has an abundant amount of skin/ tissue appendages covering their bodies which are used for camouflage. They breath through a large orifice that is located on their back. (see picture #1 and also see it toward the end of my youtube video.  The skin of their appendages looks very similar to the skin of Caribbean Reef Squid.

Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii
Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii
Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii
Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii
Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii
Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii
Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii
Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii
Ragged Seahare - Bursatella leachii