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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! Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2015-03-10 19:31:13
Last edit: 2015-03-10 19:31:13
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.
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