August 7, 2008
From: Gary Cobb
Concerning message #17663:
Hi Bill and everyone!
Here is a record of Aegires flores from here on the Sunshine Coast. This species is fairly common. It is found though out the reefs from Noosa to Moreton Island.
Locality: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 16 m, Queensland, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 02 February 2008, Subtidal. Length: 20 mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb.
email@example.comCobb, G.C., 2008 (Aug 7) Aegires flores from sthn Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21759
Thanks for this record. Your upper photos shows just how spectacular the large Stonehenge-like ring of tubercles around the gills is. It is good that the species has such a very distinctive feature, because its very variable colour pattern might have lured someone into thinking that the different colour forms were different species.