April 30, 2002
From: Rie Nakano
This animal was found by Mr.Kotaro Tanaka and me at Hachijo Is, Japan, in March, 2002. It seems to eat the green sponge in the lower right photo. Depth: 16m, Length: 4mm
Water temperature: 19.6 degrees
Also Mr.Hideyuki Takasu found color variation of this one [upper right] in Hachijo Is. In September, 2001.
Depth: 15m, Length: unknown, Water temperature: 23 degrees(maybe).
I also found a specimen at Kerama Is. in March, 2001.(No photo). Depth: 10m, Length: 7mm, Water temperature: 20 degrees
I wonder if this is a species of Aegires?
Nakano, R., 2002 (Apr 30) Aegires sp. from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6652
Note added 8 July 2005: This species has been named Aegires flores.
It certainly looks like a species of Aegires, but I don't know of a named one with this colour pattern.