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Aegires
lemoncello
Fahey & Gosliner, 2004
 
Aegires lemoncello
Maximum size:  about 6 mm.

Identification:  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.

Natural history: We've never found  Aegires lemoncello on Maui but Scott Johnson reports finding several at moderately protected to highly exposed rocky sites on Oahu and Robyn Smith recently found one in a cave at about 15 m (50 ft) on the Big Island.

Distribution:  Big Island and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii at Makua, Oahu by Scott Johnson on Sept. 25, 1978.

Photo:  Scott Johnson: about 6 mm: Makua, Oahu; Sept. 25, 1978.

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