August 19, 2008
From: Colin Ogden
Concerning message #21783:
I was browsing on the forum this morning, and came across the message from Barbara Hanchard on the Halgerda dalanghita. Jesse Veldhuis took this picture in August 2006 of this slug in the rockpools here at Sodwana Bay, which shows that the distribution is much wider. It must be extremely rare here, because this is the only record I have of it being seen.
Locality: Sodwana Bay, South Africa, Indian, Aug 2006, rock pool. Length: 20 mm. Photographer: Jesse Veldhuis.
firstname.lastname@example.orgOgden C. M., 2008 (Aug 19) Halgerda dalanghita from Sodwana Bay. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21804
Thanks for the record. I made a mistake in my reply to Barbara's message when I said Halgerda dalanghita was only known from the Japanese region. The only reports on the Forum were from Japan but it was originally reported from South Africa, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, so as I say in the Fact Sheet, it apparently has a wide Indo-West Pacific distribution.
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