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Aegires minor


Aegires minor can grow to 14 cm in length. The skin is toughened with tiny spicules. The upper surfaces have a few irregular pustules, while the small rhinophores are smooth and simple. The branched gills are located midway along the body and are partially hidden by three large lobes. The Aegires minor has a yellow background colour and a pattern of diagonal and transverse black lines arranged in a network covering the entire body. The gills and rhinophores are yellow, but in younger specimens and with some adults, there may be some black pigmentation.


Aegires minor lives in the Indo-west Pacific area. This one has been photographed on a wall-reef at 23 meters deep.


Locally known as "Banana snail"

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Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 13, 2012
Submitted on Jun 22, 2015

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