Aegires palensis
Ortea, Luque & Templado, 1990

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Aegiretidae


Known only from the western Mediterranean (Spain, France).


Locality: " L'Estagnol ", Bormes-les-Mimosas, 3m, France, Mediterranean, 17 September 2009, rocks and Posidonia. Length: 4mm. Photographer: Marina Poddubetskaia.

Apart from records on the Forum, this species is known only from the original 6 mm long specimen and a second 2 mm specimen reported by Fahey & Gosliner (2004). The dark brown markings on the body, fine opaque white speckling, and the brown banding on the rhinophores, may turn out to be good identifying characters when more material is available.

  • Fahey, S. J. and T. M. Gosliner (2004). A phylogenetic analysis of the Aegiridae Fischer, 1883 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Phanerobranchia) with descriptions of eight new species and a reassessment of Phanerobranch relationships. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 55(34): 613-689.
  • Ortea, J. A.,  Luque, A. A. & Templado, J. (1990). Contributions to the knowledge of the genus Aegires Loven, 1844 (Opisthobranchia: Doridoidea: Aegiretidae) in the north Atlantic, with descriptions of two new species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 56: 333-337.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2009 (September 24) Aegires palensis Ortea, Luque & Templado, 1990. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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