Aegires pruvotfolae Fahey & Gosliner,
|Maximum size: 8 mm.
is an elongate, lemon yellow dorid with faint brown spots, a rigid
body and large
is a moderately common species found under rocks in moderately protected
to moderately exposed rocky habitats at depths of 4-12 m (13-40 ft). It
is usually closely associated with a tiny calcareous sponge that is the
same size and color as the dorids suggesting that it's their food
species. An animal about 7 mm in length laid a yellow, spiral
egg mass that hatched in 8
days in the laboratory.
Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Maro Reef and Midway: widely distributed in
It was first
recorded in Hawaii by Terry Gosliner in the 1970s and was formerly referred to as Aegires citrinus.
mm: Kapalua Bay, Maui;
March 27, 2007.
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