Common Name: California Aglaja
Scientific Name: Navanax inermis
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family: Animalia, Mollusca, Gastropoda, Cephalaspidea, Aglajidae
Diet: Carnivorous, other seas slugs and snails (CA Bubble Snail)
Habitat: Rocky beaches, tidepools, mud flats
Range: Monterey Bay, California to Laguna Manuela, Mexico, and through the Gulf of Mexico
Identification: Dark coloration with yellow or white striping along the body and some blue spots
Reproduction: Hermaphrodite (has both female and male reproductive organs), eggs appear in summertime months and January, laid on eelgrass in a gelatinous mass.
Behavior: A predatory sea snail. Capable of using defensive strategies such as alarm pheromones - chemicals that can be sensed by other members of its species in order to communicate danger.