Halgerda wasinensis

Eliot, 1904

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Halgerda wasinensis from Watamu, Kenya
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: As is known for Halgerda aurantiomaculata, species of Halgerda are very variable intraspecifically. So this individual probably represents the pale colour form of Halgerda wasiniensis with the black pigment in the depressions between the ridges reduced to just a single large spot in every depression. This individual does possess all three characters related to the rhinophores and gills that distinguish Halgerda wasinensis: only the upper two-thirds of the rhinophoral clubs are black; the tips of the rhinophores themselves are white; and the gills are essentially white with black pigmentation restricted to the upper half of each gill.
 

Thanks to Angelo de Faveri for suggesting identification for this species

Location:Watamu, Kenya
Photographer:Lorenzo de Ponti
Camera:Canon PowerShot G10View EXIF properties
Taken on:January 13, 2008
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Posted:7 years ago
Updated:7 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Dorididae
Species:Halgerda wasinensis