Aegires sp. 1

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Polyceroidea
Family : Aegiridae
Distribution : Marchall Islands and Madagascar
Maximal size : 10-15 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

The dark gray black body is firm and covered with warts of varying heights often with a white fleck at the tip of each wart

There are some spaced light to bright blue spots on the notum

Rhinophores are smooth and gray with white tips, and extend out of thick bases that are warty around the upper edge

Gills consist of 3 branched small gray stalks on inner surface of 3 large dorsal warty processes; the processes extend much higher than gills.

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Photo Barbara Bini
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 17 m, 20 October 2017, size : 15 mm

Remarks :

Looks like Aegires sp. 4 in NSSI, Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification, Indo-Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés & Behrens, 2015

Bibliographic data :

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Aegires sp. 4
   Marine life from Marchall islandsAegires sp

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Other photos of Aegires sp. 1 :

Barbara Bini

Madagascar, Nosy bé, 17 m, 20 October 2017, size : 5 mm

The blue spots aren't observed on the notum of this specimen...

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