<em>Aegires punctilucens</em> (Orbigny, 1837)
On lower shore and sublittorally to 100m feeding on Leucoselenia botryoides [EML] . Cryptic structure and colour make it difficult to detect on shore. Most easily found by examining L. botryoides in water. Simultaneous hermaphrodite. Spawns in June and July. Spawn mass a spiral ribbon attached by edge. Veliger larvae live as plankton before metamorphosing.
No other British member of the Polyceroidea has brilliant blue-green spots.
Brilliant iridescent azure blue/emerald green spots .