Aegires flores is known from the Marshalls from at about ten specimens from Enewetak and Kwajalein Atolls. All were on lagoon reefs and pinnacles at depths of 8 to 15 meters. Most were under rocks, but one was on the wall of a small cave at night. These are very easy to recognize with the orange topped warts but mostly because of the tall flat-topped warts around the gill and rhinophore pockets, which resemble patches of white mushrooms. You'd almost expect a leprechaun to pop his head out from one of those patches.
Below are two individuals nestled together.
Created 3 January 2007
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