Aglaja regiscorona Bertsch, 1972
|Maximum size: 4 mm.
small species is usually translucent brown intricately flecked
with darker brown and cream. However, the color is variable, ranging
from light brown with dark brown reticulation to gray with white
flecks. Occasional animals may be mostly white or have pink spots on
the notum. The surface is tuberculate although the tubercles vary
considerably in development and there are usually a few enlarged
tubercles on the posterior tip of the head shield. Most animals have
rust-orange bands on the interior of the parapodia.
is a moderately common species found at depths of 1-6 m (3-20 ft) in
protected to exposed rocky habitats. It lays a small, somewhat
irregular white egg mass. Hatching occurs in about three days in the
Maui, Kauai and Midway: widely distributed in the western & central
Pacific; also in the eastern Pacific.
recorded in Hawaii from Hekili Point, Maui by CP on June 2, 1991.
3.8 mm: Hekili Point, Maui; May 1, 2004.
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