Aegires minor (Banana nudibranch)


Fairly large nudibranch, bright yellow color, with black lines and blotches. The body is hard and stiff, yellow rhinophores.


Unevaluated by the IUCN Red list, but an uncommon species.


East Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific to Australia. It is often found on sponges from the Leucettidae family.


It lays eggs in a yellow ribbon of mucus.


Up to 14cm.

Prey / Predation

It feeds on sponges such as Leucetta primigenia.

Special features

It was formerly know as Notodoris minor, but renamed to Aegires minor. Its common name is Banana nudibranch due to its bright yellow color.