Aegires incusus Fahey & Gosliner, 2004

This animal appears to closely match the original description of Aegires incusus. If it is that species, it represents a considerable range extension eastward from its present known range of Madagascar, Japan, and the Philippines. The 3.5mm specimen below was found at Enewetak Atoll.

The remaining photos show a highly questionable 6mm specimen from Kwajalein Atoll, found under a rock on a lagoon reef on 31 May 2010. Its pale yellow color is much lighter than but somewhat reminiscent of Aegires pruvotfolae. However, it has some additional differences, including more obviously spiculose warts and brown spots on the tops of the warts. While we feel there is a good chance these specimens do not belong to the same species as the Enewetak animal figured above, we will leave them here until we get a better idea.

Created 3 January 2007
Updated 5 June 2010

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