Aegires citrinus
Pruvot-Fol, 1930

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Aegiretidae


Known from various locations in Western Pacific


Cabilao island, Philippines. Depth: 24-26m., 28 February 2003, Length: 14mm. Photo: Erwin Koehler.

This common yellow species was named by Pruvot-Fol (1930) as a `n.sp. ou var.' from a pale yellow specimen from New Caledonia which she felt resembled the shape and size of the Mediterranean species A. leuckarti. It is most probable that the pale white specimen, tinged with yellow, from New Caledonia, that Risbec (1928) identified with A. leuckarti, is in fact a pale specimen of A. citrina. This speies is very common in eastern Australia and ranges in colour from pale, almost translucent, white, to a deep yellow depending on the colour of the sponge on which it is feeding.

  • Pruvot-Fol, A. (1930) Diagnose provisoires (incompletes) des especes nouvelles et liste provisoire des mollusques nudibranches recueillis par Mme. A. Pruvot-fol en nouvelle Caledonie (Ile des Pins). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 2(2): 229-232.
  • Risbec, J. (1928) Contribution a l'etude des nudibranches Neo-Caledoniens. Faune des Colonies Francaises, 2(1): 11-328, pls.1-12.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (July 2) Aegires citrinus Pruvot-Fol, 1930. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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