AEGIRES MINOR

Aegires minor
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Lives on coral and rocky reef areas, where it feeds on calcareous sponges of genus Leucetta. It has the ability to import small spikes from its food source into its foot, which leads to its very rigid and hard body. This is quite a large species of nudibranch, bright yellow with variable amount of black patches. Can be sometimes seen laying a ribbon of bright yellow eggs.
Frequency of sightings:
OCCASIONAL
Best time of year:
YEAR-ROUND
Remarks:
8-15 m depth, lenght up to 15 cm
Divesites seen at:
Angels Window, Aw Shucks, Batu Angus, Batu Kapal, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, California Dreaming, Critter Hunt, Dantes Wall, Goby A Crab, Magic Rock, Makawide, Makawide 2, Makawide 3, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Pantai Jiko, Pantai Kecil, Pintu Colada, Pulau Abadi, Pulau Dua, Pulau Putus, Serena West, Tanjung Tebal
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Invertebrate
Mollusks
Gastropod
Nudibranch
- Aegires gardineri
- Aegires minor
- Aegires villosus
- Ardeadoris averni
- Ardeadoris cruenta
- Ardeadoris undaurum
- Bornella anguilla
- Cadlinella subornatissima
- Caloria indica
- Ceratosoma tenue
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