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Halgerda elegans Nudibranch



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lexID:
8127 
Scientific:
Halgerda elegans 
German:
Höckerschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Discodorididae (Family) > Halgerda (Genus) > elegans (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bergh, 1905 
Occurrence:
Australia, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, North Pacific (Ocean), Okinawa, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
0.75" - 1.57" (1.9cm - 4cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 84.2 °F (24°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Sponges 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2015-03-10 19:31:13 

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Halgerda elegans Bergh, 1905

On the body are yellow-edged ridges and sometimes small black marks in the intervening spaces. Black radiating lines are on the mantle border.

Very similar are Halgerda albocristata and Halgerda willeyi.Halgerda willeyi have white rhinophores with a black band around the mid-region. Halgerda elegans have white rhinophores with a black club and a longitudinal black band covering the posterior side of the club.

Halgerda elegans feeds on unidentified sponges.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Euctenidiacea (Suborder) > Doridacea (Infraorder) > Doridoidea (Superfamily) > Discodorididae (Family) > Halgerda (Genus) > Halgerda elegans (Species)

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