Aegires lemoncello Fahey & Gosliner,
|Maximum size: about 6 mm.
This is a cream species with long papillae that have spiculate tips.
The papillae have pale orange rings on their bases and pale orange tips in some animals.
We've never found Aegires
on Maui but Scott Johnson reports
finding several at moderately protected to highly exposed rocky sites
Oahu and Robyn Smith found one in a cave at about 15 m (50 ft) on the
Big Island. Two animals found my Sara Thiebaud on Oahu were at
24-26 m (80-85 ft) at a rocky site.
Big Island and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
Taxonomic notes: It was first recorded in Hawaii at Makua, Oahu by Scott Johnson on Sept. 25,
1978. There is some chance that the white and orange-banded animals could be different species.
Photo: Sara Thiebaud: about 5 mm: Halaiwa Trench, Oahu; Oct. 29, 2022.
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