Taringa halgerda
Gosliner & Behrens, 1998

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


Western Pacific.


Puerta Gallera, Philippines, September 2002. Depth: 17m, Size: 4cm. Photo: Deanna Charlton-Jones.

White with low flat yellow tubercles scattered over the central region of the mantle. The translucent white gills are large and sparsely pinnate. They are lined with black. Rhinophore club is black.

The relatively large sparsely pinnate gills reminded the authors of a species of Halgerda hence the species name.

• Gosliner, T.M. & Behrens, D.W. (1998) Two new discodorid nudibranchs from the western Pacific with a redescription of Doris luteola Kelaart, 1858. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 50(11): 279-293.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (November 16) Taringa halgerda Gosliner & Behrens, 1998. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/tarihalg

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