Batangas Halgerda

Halgerda batangas

''Halgerda batangas'' is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Discodorididae.
Halgerda batangas Nudi Falls, Lembeh. Batangas Halgerda,Geotagged,Halgerda batangas,Spring

Appearance

This animal is one of a group of mainly white species of ''Halgerda'' with orange markings. It is characterized by a network of fine, solid, red-orange lines on the mantle. It has a white band around the mantle containing low rounded orange-capped tubercles. The mantle tubercles range in size from small rounded bumps to tall, prominent structures.
Halgerda batangas Kapal Indah, Lembeh. Batangas Halgerda,Geotagged,Halgerda batangas,Indonesia,Spring

Distribution

This species was described from the Philippines, with a holotype specimen measuring 40 mm in length, alive, from Mactan Island, Cebu and a paratype measuring 35 mm from Anilao, Batangas. It is found in the tropical western Pacific, including: Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Mabul, New Britain, the Davao Gulf, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Sulawesi, Great Barrier Reef and Taiwan. Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderNudibranchia
FamilyDiscodorididae
GenusHalgerda
SpeciesH. batangas