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Halgerda albocristata nudibranch


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lexID:
12424 
AphiaID:
457503 
Scientific:
Halgerda albocristata 
German:
Höckerschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Discodorididae (Family) > Halgerda (Genus) > albocristata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gosliner & Fahey, 1998 
Occurrence:
Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Japan, Marschall Islands, Okinawa, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Sulawesi, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 20 Meter 
Size:
0" - 0.79" (0,7cm - 2,3cm) 
Temperature:
- 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Sponges 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-21 19:32:20 

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Halgerda albocristata Gosliner & Fahey, 1998

Yellow mantle with numerous intersecting opaque white lines (compared to H. elegans which has a translucent mantle with numerous intersecting, orange-yellow lines). Mantle margin translucent white with numerous blackish brown lines - usually one long line and then three short ones. The undersurface of the mantle and the sides of the foot are white and spotted with blackish brown.

The name "albocristata" means white ridge.It was chosen to distinguish this species with its white ridges from Halgerda elegans which has orange-yellow ridge crests.

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