Halgerda stricklandi   Fahey & Gosliner,  1999 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Nudibranchia
Family:Discodorididae

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Description
Color: Large, bright orange-tipped, conical tubercles scattered over the dorsum, but which are not interconnected by ridges. Below each orange tip the tubercles have a band of opaque white. There are many smaller orange tubercles scattered amongst the larger tubercles. The rhinophore club is translucent yellow and there is a black line extending down the whole length of both the rhinophore club and stalk on the posterior midline. The anterior side of the club also has black pigmentation. The gill has black spots on the anterior sides of the four branchial leaves. The foot has an orange margin.

Similar species: Halgerda carlsoni and Halgerda malesso


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramakrishna; Sreeraj, CR; Raghunathan, C; Sivaperuman, C; Yogesh Kumar, JS; Raghuraman, R; Immanuel, T and Rajan, PT (2010) Guide to Opisthobranchs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 187 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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