Known from various locations in Western Pacific
Cabilao island, Philippines. Depth: 24-26m., 28 February 2003, Length: 14mm. Photo: Erwin Koehler.
This common yellow species was named by Pruvot-Fol (1930) as a `n.sp. ou var.' from a pale yellow specimen from New Caledonia which she felt resembled the shape and size of the Mediterranean species A. leuckarti. It is most probable that the pale white specimen, tinged with yellow, from New Caledonia, that Risbec (1928) identified with A. leuckarti, is in fact a pale specimen of A. citrina. This speies is very common in eastern Australia and ranges in colour from pale, almost translucent, white, to a deep yellow depending on the colour of the sponge on which it is feeding.
Pruvot-Fol, A. (1930) Diagnose provisoires (incompletes) des especes nouvelles et liste provisoire des mollusques nudibranches recueillis par Mme. A. Pruvot-fol en nouvelle Caledonie (Ile des Pins). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 2(2): 229-232.
Risbec, J. (1928) Contribution a l'etude des nudibranches Neo-Caledoniens. Faune des Colonies Francaises, 2(1): 11-328, pls.1-12.
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (July 2) Aegires citrinus Pruvot-Fol, 1930. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/aegicitr
Aegires citrinus from Hawaii
From: Keoki Stender, November 12, 2003
Aegires citrinus? from the Philippines
From: Erwin Koehler, July 4, 2003