Halgerda albocristata
Gosliner & Fahey, 1998

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


Tropical western Pacific.


UPPER RIGHT, LOWER LEFT: (15 mm) found at the reef crest at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland on 28 November 1995 under a dead coral slab.
LOWER RIGHT: (19 mm) found on 20 November 1998.
PHOTOS: Julie Marshall.

Halgerda albocristata is characterised by its yellow mantle with numerous intersecting opaque white lines (compared to H. elegans which has a translucent mantle with numerous intersecting, orange-yellow lines). The mantle margin is translucent white with numerous blackish brown lines - usually one long line and then three short ones. The undersurface of the mantle and the sides of the foot are white and spotted with blackish brown.

Gosliner, T.M. & Fahey, S.J. (1998) Description of a new species of Halgerda, with a redescription of Halgerda elegans Bergh, 1905. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 50(15): 346-359.

Authorship details
Marshall, J., 2000 (March 10) Halgerda albocristata Gosliner & Fahey, 1998. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/halgalbo

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