Halgerda elegans

Bergh, 1905

Halgerda elegans
Photographed by: Color Chen

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2361
It is definitely not Halgerda iota (which is only known from the Indian Ocean) or Halgerda willeyi and it seems to have to many mid-dorsal ridges to be Halgerda elegans, so I am not really sure what it is. Much of the problem with identifying species of Halgerda are that the limits of intraspecific colour variation are not understood at present – they are very considerable if one judges by Halgerda aurantiomaculata.

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Halgerda elegans from Raiatea, French Polynesia
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